Sao Joao da Foz Fortress, Porto

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Sao Joao da Foz Fortress is located in Porto. Use our Porto trip itinerary maker website to add Sao Joao da Foz Fortress and other attractions to your Porto vacation plans.
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  • The Fort is very nice from the outside. The interior also is beautiful and has a privileged view of the Atlantic Ocean. However, it seems to me that should be better harnessed and above all better publicized.
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  • This point can be seen at the terminus of the historic tram line. The fortress itself is not worth mentioning. Only the Atlantic coast or river mouth is interesting.
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  • Stay on the beach, in front of the Lighthouse of Felgueiras, with many restaurants, you can park on the street even with coins pays the caliper.
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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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