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“The fortress visible from the harbor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fortaleza do Pico

Fortaleza do Pico
Rua do Castelo, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #43 of 53 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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“The fortress visible from the harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It sits up high on the western edge of town and is readily visible from the water. It is a 25 minute walk from the city center. It is steep but not a problem for anybody reasonably fit. The gardens around the fortress are worth visiting.

There is a small museum inside the fortress. The things of interest are the fortress itself and the panoramic views of Funchal and the harbor.

Visited November 2012
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“The Fortress on top of Funchal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

- free entry, not included in tours, ask the locals for "fortaleza do pico" or just point
- stone walls, great views of the city
- small museum inside, explains a bit of history
- not many things to see, 20 min visit is ok
- close to Quinta das Cruzes, so you can include that in a one and a half hour trip

Visited August 2012
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