St John the Baptist of Pico Fort, Funchal

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  • As noted by others the fort is closed. The views at the top are worth the climb though and if you have young children there's a little play area next to coffee shop. We climbed up for morning coffee a...  more »
  • A steep climb, although one can also go via the roads in either side (we did this bc of stroller). Very nice view, but unfortunately still closed with no explanation.  more »
  • Would we once a fantastic views of the city down to the sea, without these with visitors such as one climbs brave the steep streets after studies of the urban plan, paused and puffing to share, the Monte and breathes a lot of local flavor for this! Unfortunately, it is finally at the fortress before closed gates (!), reverses, the road goes up a few steps, where a small complete path passing leads to a pretty little garden to the greatest viewing and photo stop points, after a modern Café and a children's playground were. The door on the other hand, it has climbed hopeless, is then blocked, but what solls. Certainly not a "must see", but the sprawling views of Funchal in the afternoon sun was already unique and as I said, no hype!
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