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Santa Catarina Fort, Cabedelo

(3.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • great place to visit and learn a little about the history of Paraiba. This well-preserved fortress and your interior you have access to several documents and curios pertaining to this historical heritage.
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  • Unfortunately, it's sad to see a place so important, with a lot of potential and that adds both abandoned historical value as it is. The lack of conservation is absurd. Bush around the corner, garbage, POO inside the room of plastic arts. There's even a guide explaining, telling the history of the site. Not all of the rooms are open to visitation. Next to the Fortress, unless corrected, there is a refinery and dozens of fuel trucks in the surrounding areas, making it difficult to park. A waste size disregard for tourism, for the Paraiba State and for all of us. Regrettable!
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  • The place is right next to a refinery and around the fortification is full of fuel and transport truck much, but a lot of garbage! The construction is unkempt, the only two rooms open to the public has nothing to see on the ground and you gotta be careful not to step on cat POO. The view from the top is nice but the scrub gets in the way a little contemplation. Have oxen and goats grazing in the surroundings and cats running inside. For me it was a disappointment.
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  • Lugar lindo, simplesmente fantástico!
  • Genial!!! Lugar lindo e com ótimos guias. Super, super cultural.
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