Forte Marechal Luz, Sao Francisco do Sul

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Historic Site
Forte Marechal Luz presents both a maritime history lesson and a convenient spot for family photographs with the coastline of Santa Catarina as a natural background. This fort, which was built in 1909 on the site of an earlier military structure (once used for harbor defense by the early Portuguese settlers), sits on the tip of João Dias Hill, from the top of which an unobstructed view of the northern coast opens up. The fort is currently maintained by the Brazilian navy, and you can visit it when you climb a short trail from the small beach located just below the hill. Put Forte Marechal Luz at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sao Francisco do Sul vacation planner.
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  • Wonderful site, with a perfect view, just think it's a little abandoned, employees do not have a lot of structure to work, had a restaurant there but already closed, but still worth a visit.
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  • The Strong Light Marshal illustrates some of the history of our country, since São Francisco do Sul is recognized with 3rd oldest city of Brazil. There you can see cannons, trenches, buildings and a beautiful sight of the mouth of the bar. You can see the islands of peace and the lighthouse. The left is the Bay of Babitonga who owns a bat shape, hence the name given by Indians "Alger".
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  • I was in the F.M.L. during my stay in 2017 Carnival in South San Francisco. I found the most picturesque place to be visited in town (off the beautiful beaches). It is very well taken care of by the army and is in a privileged area, surrounded by the Atlantic forest still. You climbed a path of 1 mile to get to the Historical Museum (cars pay but cyclists and runners, not). Is great for doing exercises. Upstairs you can visit some military artifacts (gunboats, trenches, objects) old used long ago to defend that the entrance to the Bay of Babitonga. It also has a beautiful view of the sea from where you can make good pictures. On the way out of the Fort (after passing the cell and military Chapel), we visited the beach, right in front of him. Super Duper easy, excellent to take small children. And safety .... well, I don't have to comment! The beach has access for both guests of military strong as to the general public (parking area in front). Worth the visit. Oh! The Fort has a restaurant that serves lunch for everyone.
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  • Lugar lindo, vista sem igual da região.
  • Ótimo Museu e Excelente Vista!
  • Muito lindo
  • Pela natureza
  • Very good! Do not miss it.
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