Forte Marechal Luz, Sao Francisco do Sul

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. Using our international travel planner, Sao Francisco do Sul attractions like Forte Marechal Luz can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Fort is old and could be explored. However, the so-called "Museum" is a small house with about twenty exhibits and the Observatory has the view blocked by trees. It's a beautiful spot, but whose potential was just that: potential.
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  • Very well maintained by the army, with plenty of room for children to play, with a beautiful beach and with stunning views from the top of the fortress.
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  • The place is very beautiful and very well maintained. The view in Fort Belvedere is spectacular and you car up until then. Worth the visit.
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  • Sea view amazing expected more of the Museum with more objects photos related to time
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