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Impressive stone walls

The fort is just a few minutes away from the main tourist areas. Entrance fee is sometimes... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Ralf_Wilhelm
,
Germany
Incredible fortress

Although the place seems abandoned and there is practically no information on the premises, it's... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
CRPalma
,
Lisbon, Portugal
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The fort is just a few minutes away from the main tourist areas. Entrance fee is sometimes collected by the peolple nearby. The walk along the ramparts offer many views on the ilha, the bay and the open ocean.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Although the place seems abandoned and there is practically no information on the premises, it's well worth a visit for its sheer size, impressive buidings and beautiful views of the bay. Get a guide to take you around or you'll miss a lot of the...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit and so much history. Just so sad that there is absolutely no maintenance done on such a historic icon

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The impressive medieval Portuguese fort was one of the three in the island. Although there is little to see inside, the setting and the views are quite impressive.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This huge fort was built in the 16th century and it's slowly crumbling. There is no signage so bring your guidebook, hire a guide, or--like we did--just enjoy poking around for an hour or more exploring the rooms and views. Be sure to find your...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

The fort is extremely interesting but sadly very bad kept. There are quite a few rooms and rooftops and stairs that in another country would be considered off limits due to danger and poor maintenance. but I love exploring ruins, so I totally enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Fort was built by the Portuguese to protect their trade route opened up in the early 16th century from Asia to Europe. Not only spices were traded, but everything the Far East and India had to offer. Among them a rich haul of Ming...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is one of the key sites to visit on Mozambique Island and can be combined (ticket wise with the Governor's Palace Museum). The fort's history is long and fascinating which we recommend you invest some time in exploring before you head over. The fort...More

Thank mbaas
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This fort was as many other medieval and colonial forts a place of defence & also later a place from where slaves were either detained or as place of final departure for many poor souls. Also a place which ships the ingenious engineering skills of...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

When we visited the fort it was a little bit over grown with weeds and there was rubbish about. For a place that charges admission fees it should be at a better standard.

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livingthelife5760
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Response from angelalima2017 | Reviewed this property |
The distances on the island are short, walk well on foot
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