Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, Luanda

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Admire views of Luanda and learn about the demise of colonial Angola at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, a Portuguese fortress perched on a high plateau overlooking the capital and Luanda Bay. Built in 1575, the fortress was the administrative center of the colony and a major outlet for slave trade. A major tourist attraction, the fort now houses a museum of Angola's armed forces, featuring bi-motor planes and combat vehicles. Using our custom trip planner, Luanda attractions like Fortaleza de Sao Miguel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum is dedicated to the wars in Angola. Like any other war museum is the perfect place to be reasured how stupid humans can be.  more »
  • The Fortaleza de São Miguel is a place where you can see the coast of Luanda, especially to your beautiful. In addition an important military museum and a historic site. All solid reasons not to visit on a trip to Luanda.
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  • Given the altitude, can have an incredible view of the marginal of luanda. Want to want at night will not regret it.
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  • Great views of the marginal. Some good war relics, though could do with a little more information on the actual wars (maybe history is still catching up). Good value four money.
  • Went there over a weekend. Disliked the fact that there was no tour person on site to walk me around and enlighten mel
  • Very good experience going to Fortaleza, good museum cannot be avoided for any visitor. Highly recommended.
  • This place is a must place to be visited in Luanda, you can have view of all Luanda - 360 degrees. This place now is a museum but for the local, they didn't know much about this place, they thought this place is a military barack. Entrance fee is 100AKz, bring the exact amount.
  • Awesome monument to visit, armed forces museum inside. Well worth a visit!
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