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Cinco Pontas Fort, Recife

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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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  • Like all other historical attractions I've visited, I leave the same recommendation, study a little history of the place. There is the Museum of the city of Recife, you will have more contact with the story of Pernambuco. The Fort is very nice and gives you beautiful photos!
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  • The Forte das Cinco Pontas is very beautiful and preserved. Worth a visit for those who like history. Access is complicated, since it stays in one place a little dangerous. We got a close parking.
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  • This Fort is today the Museum of the city of Recife. Although the name of the same tips 5 only has 4 due to a restore in the past. Worth knowing that story. Downside is the location that has no where to park and is located in a dangerous location in the Centre of old Recife, so one should avoid walking in the neighborhood. Is a free attraction and that has a lot of history.
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  • Historicamente muito importante
  • Adoro esse local!
  • bom ponto turistico
  • excelente ponto turístico
  • Muito bom