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. Plan your visit to Santa Catarina Fort and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cabedelo road trip app .
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  • We enjoyed the tour-guide, which explained everything about the Fort. Too bad that companies lowering the landscape (Petrobras and mill) don't help in sponsorship for the conservation of the site. Despite this clean place with clean toilets.
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  • Although the site had suffered many changes, you can't think about go to João Pessoa and not visit the fortress. Even with the neglect of the public authorities in recovering this heritage (fallen walls, etc.), the guard a lot of memory. We recommend hiring a guide at the site, it's worth it!
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  • The fortress had a decisive role in the fight against the Dutch invasion in the Northeast, when it housed Portuguese and Indians in the resistance. The ideal is to combine the visit with the beaches of the North Coast or with the sunset at jacare Beach, to optimize the offset.
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  • Historical place. Very interesting!
  • Historic place. Unique area. ****
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