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Cinco Pontas Fort, Recife

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Military Museum Specialty Museum
Cinco Pontas Fort is an old military fortress built by the Dutch in 1630 and one of the most representative monuments of colonial architecture. It is shaped to resemble five points of guns ready to shoot. Today, the wonderfully restored fort is a museum that features permanent exhibition of 150,000 maps, drawings, paintings, lithographs, and photographs from 16th to 20th century that illustrate the city’s history, as well as a gun arsenal including cannons and torture machines. Perhaps the most curious thing about the "Fort of Five Points" is that it only has four. The original Dutch fort had five sides, but the Portuguese leveled that fort and rebuilt it in their traditional four-pointed style. Using our international travel planner, Recife attractions like Cinco Pontas Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Unfortunately we went on a day that was closed. Only works from Tuesday. Parking is paid at the entrance, and expensive!
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  • The Forte das Cinco Pontas tells a little of our history and at the time of the Dutch here in Recife served as maritime piracy protection. Has been restored and is very well maintained.
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  • A Dutch construction of 1654 which protected the city from foreign attacks reef. It was restored and now houses the Museum of the city of Recife. A magical place. Advise the visitation.
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