Governor's Castle (Castelo dos Governadores)

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Governor's Castle (Castelo dos Governadores)

Governor's Castle (Castelo dos Governadores)
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,948 contributions
Jan 2020
By walking on the sea side you certainly will pass the “Lagos Castle”, this location is officially known as “Lagos Walls and Turrets and Cerca Urbana and Lagos Fortified Front”, it is a military monument in the city.
Lagos is the city with the longest fortified perimeter. This set was reinforced at the end of the 13th century, by the construction of other fortifications that cooperated to defend the city and its bay, among which stand out, among others, the Ponta da Bandeira Fort and the Meia Praia Fort.
Written February 24, 2020
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boxersaregreat
Sutton in Ashfield, UK569 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Had a quick look at this whilst in Lagos for the afternoon. We had done a boat trip and passed it so went for a look. Big structure with a little bit of info . Guard on duty. Surrounded by nice gardens there was also a fort to see across the road . Would have spent more time here but we needed to get to somewhere else . Nice few hours spent in Lagos.
Written September 9, 2019
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john t
Derby, UK561 contributions
Aug 2019
It was the Romans who built the first town walls around Lagos, and these walls were updated and reinforced during the Arab and, later, Christian occupations of the town. It is possible to walk around the relatively limited remains of the walls, mostly now dating from around the 16th century - at that time a deterrent to Barbary pirates and the ongoing threat from Spain - although modern developments, car parks and so on tend to detract from otherwise attractive views - but still worth the effort.

However, the most interesting aspect is the St Goncalo gate through the city wall at the site of the Governor's Castle and the two free standing Arbello Towers, usually with a high level connection to the main curtain wall, but built forward of, and flanking the gate entry to the Old Town - a significant advance in defensive architecture to strengthen both the defences to the Gate and direct flanking fire along the curtain wall to the Town.

Regrettably there is nothing visible on site to explain the location of the Governor's Castle, the significance of the two Arbello Towers, or even their relationship to the nearby Forta da Ponta da Bandeira, which was located to help provide flanking fire in conjunction with the Governors Castle. A tremendous lost opportunity to provide detailed and fascinating historical information
Written August 30, 2019
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gailee272
Stone, UK288 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Not a great lot to see, but well worth a visit, would have been nice if there had been a bit more information, clearly has a lot of history, we enjoyed it.
Written July 7, 2019
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Mr_Nobody_1979
Krakow, Poland3,977 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Not much has left of a castle, apart from walls and gates. It’s an alright to come here and take few photos as a part of city tour, since it’s well kept and free of charge.
Written June 6, 2019
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Kenny_Alison
South Queensferry, UK115 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Only a small part of this historic walls remain, therefor not a lot to see. However, the park land beside it makes a nice spot to sit in the shade and look out at the fort and sea.
Written May 20, 2019
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
There is not much to the castle once you enter through the arch way. It looks impressive as you walk towards it from the nearby square and the fort is across the street but it is very picturesque. Basically just the protective wall is left
Written March 1, 2019
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Mark M.
Stoney Creek, Canada72 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Spent some time walking around the castle and surrounding area. Beautiful spot right on the water with great places to eat right there. Worth the trip.
Written December 11, 2018
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AndaLibra
Bucharest, Romania178 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The ruins of the castle and those of the fortress nearby witness the importance of Lagos town at the time of the first discovery voyages during the 15th and 16th centuries. They are very well preserved and the park in front offers a lovely spot to sit on the grass, even have a picnic while have the ocean in front of youur eyes all the time. This is where the heart of the city lay centuries ago, so if you really want to see Lagos in all its diversity, you have to walk here.
Written September 19, 2018
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Gonçalo Guerreiro
Setubal, Portugal88 contributions
Jul 2018
Another castle, well preserved and is in a good place for you to walk and see everything. You can go there and then go to the fortress in front.
Written July 12, 2018
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