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Cinco Pontas Fort, Recife
(3.9/5 based on 190 reviews on the web)
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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  • Very good increase our knowledge and learn a little more of our story of how Brazil was colonized.
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  • The forte das cinco pontas, which actually only has 4, lies in the middle of the "City" as we say around here! Everyone, tourist or not, it's over for him. Worth the visit to know the history, the Museum and all the strength and exuberance of this fortress, the scene of many events of our beloved city.
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  • Worth the visit. The architecture of the building is pretty cool and is saved. Worth the visit inside the Museum is interesting and begins the stairs with the names of typical regional sweets. Had another exhibition on the traffic in the city. The visit is free. It is near the exit of the catamaran ride, so it's interesting to do the same-day 2
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  • Historicamente muito importante
  • Adoro esse local!
  • bom ponto turistico
  • excelente ponto turístico
  • Muito bom