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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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  • a remarkable place from Netherland presence at Brazil. The fort survived to Portuguese Navy pressure, being defeated only with ground incursion. It has parking inside.  more »
  • Fort is amazing, it has the shape of the 5 star, currently there are more four-pointed to five, with their different types of cannons. Inside one can see the involvement of the Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese who occupied it. It has from bakeries to armories and torture machines.
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  • very interesting place loved the place fiqeui delighted with everything very pretty knowledgeable employees
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