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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. Add Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa and other attractions to your Macapa trip itinerary using our Macapa vacation planner.
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  • We went on family, historic place, there was a guide at the beginning to give information. nominate late afternoon because of the Sun
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  • a super nice place for a stroll with special people, family, friends, boyfriend, historic location, visitors, macapa can't let go.
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  • I traveled to Macapá, but enough time to get to know some places, especially this. Cool monument, explanation of the full guide, good place to take pictures
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  • few things that still works razóavelmente well here in our State postcard should have more attention by the authorities but not tbm by population.
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  • Meet this building and very exciting, because from the inside can observe everything. And increivel the position in which it was built. and besides his format in the shape of a star.
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