Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas, Recife

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Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas 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. Add Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas to your Recife travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Recife route builder tool .
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  • Is far away from the Center, we decided to do everything on foot and we were pretty tired. I advise you go, if you want to walk there (the Centre). When we went, there was no exposure and therefore not very pleased.
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  • A Fort which overlooks the sea is something negative, however there are other bad points. Admission is free but there is no relevant attractions. There is a space for exhibitions but the place needs to make better use of their potential as most of its dependencies is destined to the Administration, even the old jail. I wonder if this space could not be restored for visitation? Anyway, it's not worth the visit.
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  • Something needs to be rethought in tourism logistics: a historic site with free entry and where there is no parking. An NGO snake "help" to park the car, saying that is the price of admission, which is actually free. The exhibition we visited was excellent, the shop and the cafeteria clean and beautiful, I congratulate the Secretary of tourism.
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  • Hard to get directions
  • Super cool
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