Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, Bissau

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A Portugese fort dating back to the 17th century, Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura offers a chance to learn about international history. The site is the final resting place of Amilcar Cabral, a famous politician, engineer, and writer known for having been an anti-colonial leader. Take a tour of the fort and learn about its original condition before repairs and renovations of the 19th and 20th century were done. With our custom trip planner, Bissau attractions like Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a militar fort located in Bissau, that are in use for the guinense military forces. Its not possible to visit without a military permission.  more »
  • however - its difficult to get in as it is not open to the public. Ask for Major Napoleon who is guiding people inside.  more »
  • A shame that one of the best old forts in the country is a no-go area. you can walk around but not take a picture.  more »
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  • Powerful object too bad it can not be visited
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  • Education is the basis of everything
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  • São José de Amura is the former Portuguese barracks of the colonial period, now the headquarters of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Guinea-Bissau. Inside the Fortress, which is an open-air museum, is located the mausoleum of Amilcar Cabral, idealistic and hero of independence.
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  • Ginea Bissau General Headquarter
  • In Bissau ginea you will find this military museum. We were very fond of driving through the halls and we became richer with valuable information. Anyone who can visit here.
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