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Santa Catarina Fort, Cabedelo

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Located near the mouth of the river Paraíba do Norte, Santa Catarina Fort is a small colonial fort with a rich history. The location has been fortified since the late sixteenth century, but the existing structure dates back only to the eighteenth century. The fort has been the site of many fierce battles, protecting the Portuguese from colonial invaders such as the Dutch and French, and consequently has been partially destroyed and rebuilt several times. From the walls, you have a commanding view of the surrounding environment. Put Santa Catarina Fort into our Cabedelo itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The fort is really impressive.. nice and with few people... not easy to get there but worth a trip to understand a bit of history of the region.  more »
  • It's next door to a slum but if you take a car and find it, you will find a beautiful and very well-preserved Portuguese fort well worth the trip. Not much to do other than walk around but I have take...  more »
  • This fort is the most preserved of Joao Pessoa neighborhood. It had been abandoned by govern but it was restaured by initiative of researchers from local university. But is rounded by structures of Ca...  more »
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  • Historic place. Unique area. ****
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  • The Forte de Santa Catarina is one of the best relics from the city, a great place to visit and perform 360º photos, view in group or just beautiful the architecture and engineering, held at the time. Spartan in your construction as it is a military building. Very good. Location and very quiet and safe surroundings, it is possible to walk casually, simple and humble people.
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  • The location this rather abandoned but was in the off season, I believe we should take better care in high season. The site has a small handicraft and paintings for sale.
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