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Cinco Pontas Fort, Recife
(3.9/5 based on 180+ 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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  • The forte das Cinco Pontas, so-called because it originally was similar to a Pentagon, was built in the 17th century by the Dutch, with the objective of guaranteeing the supply of drinking water for some sources and also ensure that the loading of the sugar at the port reef. After taken by the Portuguese, was renovated and was only with 4 corners, or 4 points. Today it houses the Museum of the city of Recife.
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  • Is a strong beautiful and well-kept, is worth the visit, yields good pictures. Parking near but paid. The location and close to the heart of the massive crowd where rolls released a street trading in the worst quality ... but for those who like historical monuments the Fort is a must visit.
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  • Amazing place, good care and excellent service!! For those who like to know the history of Brazil, this is a great place! Oh, also worth checking out the exhibits, as always, all very beautiful! Also has arts workshop for children.
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  • Historicamente muito importante
  • Adoro esse local!
  • bom ponto turistico
  • excelente ponto turístico
  • Muito bom