Sao Joao da Foz Fortress, Porto

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  • Remodeled in the 17th century, this fort was designed the entrance of Porto defending. It is built in the form of a quadrilateral with 4 bastions. The conservation status is maintained. It is open to the public from 10:00 to 18:00 weekdays (closed on weekends). It is easy to find: mouth of the Douro. Accessibility by car (parking nearby) or by local buses. Do if you have the time
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  • The fortress of São João da Foz is located in the city of Porto, in the area of the mouth. It is as the name implies a fortress is located right on the seafront.
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  • I got there by accident, because I went to Mouth meet taillight that I indicated, so I was curious about that strong and looked for the entry; to my surprise it was open and I could just walk in. If was already enchanted by the sunset from the beach, I was even more delighted with the view of the lighthouse and about the history of the site, where you can see the mouth-that is, the meeting of the waters of the Douro to the North Atlantic Ocean.
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  • Interesting historical site. Free entry. Little to no interpretive information in any language throughout the site but you are free to wander and it isn't very busy. Offers a great view of the river and surrounding sand bars. There is a Portuguese Wikipedia entry on the site which I'd recommend viewing and translating on a mobile device. There are new facilities within the upper level for the church organization and national defense. There is also a gift shop of sorts.
  • Planed by my grandfather :) Simão de Ruão. Very important to the protection of the entrance to Porto by river Douro.
  • Nice place
  • Beautiful fortress. Free admission. Beautiful views of the Douro estuary. Could you make more out of it.
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  • Cute old accessible
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