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Forte dos Reis Magos

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Address: Avenida Cafe Filho, s/n | Praia do Forte, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59025280, Brazil
Phone Number: (84)3232-5326
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil...
Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil from foreign invaders in the 17th century.
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We went here on the public bus from Ponta Negra, despite speaking no Portuguese the locals were friendly telling us which bus to get and where to get off. The fort is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Martos, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here on the public bus from Ponta Negra, despite speaking no Portuguese the locals were friendly telling us which bus to get and where to get off. The fort is worth seeing and offers great views, in a unique setting on the mouth of the river. I fell over a small wall here and badly hurt my ankle.... More 

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Due to the bad maintenance and the dangerous(!) situation they are going to close it for public. Do not visit it when being alone, having watch, camera, bag when it is still open! The walk to the fort is dangerous! There are young bandits working in groups!!

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Banff, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is sad! If it was in the US, Canada or the UK, it would have been restored, but folks, we are in Brazil! The entry fee we paid to access this fort is definitely not going towards maintaining the place! All canons are rusted, signage is faulty, i.e.: won's bathroom, instead of "men's" - had a good laugh...... More 

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Natal, RN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The place could have more infrastructure. However, the view from the upper level is nice! Lack of translation at least of the main history (a resume) and irregular stairs. I can't remember if there is another access to the upper level ... Please, ask before going there.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Situated way out on an artificial spit, this fort offers a history lesson as well as a beautiful vista out on the ocean and back to the city. Reconstruction was happening during my visit but nearly every room was open to explore. It's not a big fort, but the fact that is is right above the surf zone makes it... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Despite 20,000 visitors being in town for the World Cup, the fort was closed. I realize that Brasil played later this day, but it is only your most famous attraction. The fort is on a beautiful beach and in a spectacular location, though it appears small and run down from the outside. The beach/sand bar out to it was fun... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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43 reviews
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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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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

All city tours of Natal will go to the fort. The fort is not big nor too small. It is very well preserved and has a nice view of Natal. It is worth the visit while in a city tour.

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Natal, RN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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