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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  • I didn't want to go, but as was included in the roadmap of the Bug ride, we were! Pay pennies to get in, I think R$3,00. I don't understand almost anything! No one explained anything. Via the exhibitions (very sad by the way) and, in addition to not understand anything because I didn't know the story, I haven't found anything interesting. For those who enjoy watching sad things the time of slavery, go! I wasn't in this vibe, even more on my vacation! Would not come back.
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  • Meet the fortress Santa Catarina, wouldn't be so enjoyable if it weren't for the presentation of the Big Big (a show).
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  • The Fort of Santa Catarina was part of one of the whole defense system created North East Coast. As the Fort Orange on the island of Itamaracá, the Fort at the port in Cabedelo houses a museum. Pictures of ceramic tiles on the walls tells the story of the Portuguese and portrays vividly also the fate of the Indians. These were used for the construction of the forts to hundreds as fron workers. The French have besieged the Fort with three ships and 1,500 troops and finally conquered. The tropical Woods in Brazil were in hot demand and especially the Dutch and the Portuguese were alternately the "Lords" a stretch of coast.
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  • Historical place. Very interesting!
  • Historic place. Unique area. ****
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