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Forte dos Reis Magos

Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Ranked #22 of 86 Attractions in Natal
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil from foreign invaders in the 17th century.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Bearutiful location. A nice view of the Bridge. After 800 m walk along a platform you will reach unique construction.

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Natal, RN
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A very pretty old fort located practically in the ocean, on a small island. The view is magnificent, the fort is well maintained, nice walk around the walls and inside the fort. Has a little cafeteria selling soft drinks and snacks, pretty clean yard inside. The fort can only be accessed by foot, walking along a nice road built between... More

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Fort of the three magis, good history spot with great views of the bridge and along the coast, nothing to dislike other than length of walk since roads closed off for World Cup fan fest

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It´s one of the places linked do the history of Brazil from the beggining, telling more of the improvisations from the Portuguese army to keep the Brazilian possession and from the Flemish invasion at the time Natal was called the New Amsterdam (nice stories told by the guides, who are not official - I don't know if their English is... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The very first and oldest part of the city, built to defend the newborn city of Natal. Spectacular view of the seaward aproach.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is for sure an important spot of "potiguares" history. Although it kept many thing intouched , they changed inclunding modern bathrooms and a coffe , and even a souvenirs store. Which for takes out a true part of history of the place. Last was it was under reconstrution since they found some arthfacts which i dont really know... More

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Curitiba, PR
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It´s a place in which you can recover the history but it´s under reconstruction and because of it it´s a little bit dirty. The view of the city is nice.

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Sao Lourenco, MG
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Fort of the Three Wise Men has in star shape architecture and was built on the reefs. A little history of Brazil and the world can be found there. The guides are volunteers and the amount paid is at the discretion of the visitor.

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Rio de Janeiro
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very interesting visit. Tells a lot about the history of that part of Brazil, especially in regards to the battles between the Portuguese and the Dutch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Everyone must go here and so it really pays to get this one first thing in the morning. It is actually much further away than it seems and will take some time to arrive as the beach is a very long one. Be sure to have eaten before as food options are limited besides agua de coco and other street... More

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