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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  • A blessing a nice historical well-preserved monument. Met briefly, but long enough to see the wonderful tourist attraction of Macapá. Recommend!
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  • Wonderful fortress, if you have the chance to chat with the folks who work there or with any of the sites, in love with the history of your town, you will see how important the fortress is for the construction and development of the city of Macapa, but if you're not really into stories for sure, the view to the river Amazon and strong dependencies, already worth the visit.
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  • Admission is free but there is no tab:-( The Quilombo Curiau is where the slaves fleeing but I knew on the internet because no location information, I went to the Quilombo and there is no structure for tourists except locker room that must be visited in the rains. (slaves in the construction of the fortress)
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  • Place magnificent ben quiet
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  • Free entrance and ambience full of stories. It is necessary to revitalise and more guides to explain what the fortress carries.
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Where to stay in Macapa

Macapa offers a relatively small variety of mid-range hotels and accommodation options. As this isn’t a common backpacker town, you may have trouble finding hotel staff who speak English, so come prepared to speak some basic Portuguese or bring a good phrase book. Look for accommodations in the center of the city to be within walking distance to most attractions, or stay near one of the few roads into town.
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