Orange Fort Museum, Ilha de Itamaraca
(3.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Orange Fort Museum is located on the historic site of Fort Orange, originally built by the early Dutch settlers as part of their coastal defense. Named "Orange" in honor of the House of Orange-Nassau, which then ruled the Netherlands, the fort was heavily contested by the invading Portuguese for a number of years. Finally defeating the Dutch in 1654, the Portuguese settlers re-built, expanded, and re-named the site, subsequently calling it Fort of Santa Cruz. Today, the site houses a historical museum, which tells the story of the early pioneers who fought for dominance in this region. Guided tours of the excavated archeological remains of the fort are available daily. Before you head to Ilha de Itamaraca, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ilha de Itamaraca vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Ilha de Itamaraca has to offer, including Orange Fort Museum.
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  • Needs a great deal of work to be considered a place to see the history of the island and the importance of this Fort for the (then) future of Brazil 
  • the City Hall this remodeling, they say you can see a part, is crap, can't see anything in the part that is open.
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  • The historic site of Fort Orange is a great attraction, main tourist attraction of the island of Itamaracá, has an excellent story, vista and architecture, but is now in reform, but that's slow steps and indicating in almost abandonment, unfortunately!
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  • Forte com valor histórico, mas precisa de manuntenção e cuidados.
  • Lindas paisagens...
  • Lindo demais!
  • Outrora, nos tempos de minha infância, fora um maravilhoso ponto turístico com guias preparados, informativos, objetos arqueológicos e até um pequeno comércio interno, onde era possível comprar souvenirs e/ou presentes temáticos ao forte e região. Infelizmente, este fabuloso monumento histórico hoje está entregue ao descaso, ao abandono, ao lixo. De certo que houve uma considerável queda na renda local, advinda do turismo, que era forte nesse local em diversas estações do ano. Caso nada seja feito com urgência, sobretudo no término de obras inacabadas a muito tempo abandonadas, não demora muito e tudo não passará de ruínas em que só de longe se poderá contemplar, tal qual outros pontos do litoral Pernambucano, como o Farol e a Casa do Faroleiro, no Cabo de Santo Agostinho. Vamos torcer para que isso mude logo!
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