Forte dos Reis Magos, Natal
(3.6/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
Join an informative free tour of Forte dos Reis Magos, a medieval fortress built in 1598. Built to protect the city from possible foreign invaders, the site now serves as a local museum and a major tourist attraction. The fortress has retained its original five-point star shape, and still contains a chapel, cannons, and soldiers’ quarters. Also included on the site is the Marco de Touros, a marker stone placed there by the early Portuguese settlers. Stop by to explore the history of the region and enjoy panoramic views of the city, Ponte Nova Bridge, and the sand dunes across the Potenji River. Work out when and for how long to visit Forte dos Reis Magos and other Natal attractions using our handy Natal trip builder.
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  • Access to the Fort is on a path of stones, a walk around 500 meters. Stuffed heritage story told by local guides, not charge entry, security guards take care of the place, great place for photos. Great view of the city. The external area could be better cared for, this kind of forgotten, there are stalls on site, but I didn't see any security.
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  • The blue sea since this location is something hard to forget. I must warn that the site is abandoned and very worn. However, in my opinion, is very worthwhile. After all, it's a place with a lot of history, especially that recomenta the second world war, with hiding places, cannons, and secrets to be discovered. I'm in love with this place.
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  • Beautiful piece of engineering. Too bad the IPHAN closed to visitation and is already several years without restoring what is needed.
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