Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, Cidade Velha

Sitting 120 m (394 ft) above sea level, the World Heritage Site of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe is known to locals as "The Citadel." Built between 1587 and 1593 and subsequently damaged during a French pirate attack, the structure was reconstructed in the latter half of the 18th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Fortaleza Real de San Felipe and other Cidade Velha attractions using our handy Cidade Velha attractions tool .
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  • not to be missed (worth the trip some would say which I am) a fundamental step in the history of the maritime road of spices and silk. At the time of the Europeans were courageous, enterprising, and emigraient
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  • While more of a site than a sight today, with just the one information board outside, this is a good place to come to with a guide or having read up on the place. It's a very impressive structure with...  more »
  • Interesting place and great views. Enjoy the walk down into the small beautiful village by the sea. And eat well there  more »
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