Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa, Macapa

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You will find this formidable fortress standing strong on the banks of the Amazon River, built by the Portuguese in the 18th century to protect against the French threat from the north. Taking 18 grueling years to complete, using stones brought from Portugal as ship ballast, Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa is Brazil’s largest fort, and you can explore its cavernous barracks and well-preserved walls, which are 4.5 m (15 ft) high and incredibly thick. Now a Historical Heritage site, the building boasts a visitor center, art gallery, meeting rooms, and a concert hall, as well as amazing views of the river. Unfortunately, the guides speak very little English but are extremely enthusiastic in their efforts to help you understand, and with a little imagination, you’ll get the gist. To visit Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa and other attractions in Macapa, use our Macapa holiday builder website .
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  • The Fortaleza de São José is the largest in Latin America, in addition to very beautiful as it is bathed by the Rio Amazonas. I might point out that the guides are excellent and they do, at first, a good exposure on the history and structure of the site. It's worth pointing out that admission is free and is open from 9:00 (unless corrected) at 5:00 pm. Recommend a visit!
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  • The largest fortress of Brazil and the most preserved historical heritage where you can admire from the architecture and majestic Amazon River.
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  • Great place to watch the sunset. The surroundings is also quite interesting. Beautiful to watch the river.
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  • One of the biggest fortifications built by the Portuguese Crown to ensure the Brazilian territory, today it is open to the public for tours and see some of your story and of the State of Amapá in Brazil. It is often used for exhibition of works, plays and cultural shows. Some of its areas are abandoned in need of reforms, still worth a visit.
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