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Reis Magos Fortress, Natal

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Join an informative free tour of Reis Magos Fortress, 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 Reis Magos Fortress and other Natal attractions using our handy Natal trip builder.
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  • Tour the Fort and see the beach from their viewpoints is a nice ride, and a classic not to be missed if you're going to Natal
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  • If you go to Natal, must make the city tour that includes first stop as the traveled the legendary and famous Forte do Reis (Fort of the 3 wise men). A piece important of the history Foundation of Natal. Worthy of traverse it. A shame it is that the guide speaks only Portuguese. Something you understand, but it is not so easy the language above all when there are dialect and there is not seeking any 'portuñol' spice.
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  • There is an error in this site. It's not called the FORTE dos Reis Magos and Yes FORTALEZA dos Reis Magos ... There is a difference between strong and strength.
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  • The long push you walk down to get to the fort is pretty, it's a shame that all I heard was that it wasn't the safest thing to do. The security people said it was generally safe before 5 PM.
  • An ancient fortress, well maintained, located on a beatiful beach. The guided tour is interesting
  • Really good information about the place, the history still alive there. I liked really much!!
  • Nice touristic place
  • Beautiful place.