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On drive up to Monte Brasil

As you drive up the hill to see Monte Brasil you will see a Fayard at the entrance to the fort. We... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2019
Winnipeg, Canada
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Thought it was military compound

It was in the military compound, and we did not go in because there were soldiers anywhere). I... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Fairfield, Connecticut
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Monte Brasil, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-013, Portugal
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

As you drive up the hill to see Monte Brasil you will see a Fayard at the entrance to the fort. We asked if we could have a tour and were told a guide would be available at two o’clock. We came back for two...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed January 7, 2019

It was in the military compound, and we did not go in because there were soldiers anywhere). I think you can go in and they would offer you a tour (time maybe limited). Nice walk to the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amysun2016
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The visit is free, but you need to check the visit times in the entrance to Monte Brasil. To take the visit you need to ask the guard at the entrance. They even let you park the car inside. The tour goes for one and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hugo F
Reviewed February 12, 2018

You can see this structure from miles away but because it is within the Spanish Fortress, you can only visit it by going on a free escorted visit. We asked the guard at the entrance of the Spanish Fortress if we could look around, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Regina C
Reviewed December 4, 2017

a place full of heroic history when the Portuguese defeated the Spaniards being for 3 yrs the capital of free Portugal whilst the rest of the country was overtaken by the Spanish kings...

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank drchrysc
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Definitely take the time for a tour of this place! Try to communicate with the guide (may speak limited English), as they are a wealth of knowledge. Go to the soldier at the gate and ask to park. Historical church, catacombs, super views, etc. Tours...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Anyone traveling to the Island of Terceira and staying in Angra do Heroismo has to spend time in this beautiful building. The Fortress of São João Baptista, also known as the Fort of Monte Brasil is a historic fortress. It is used now as a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Dinika M A
September 25, 2018|
Response from Lesterbeach |
The Azores are about 800 km from Lisbon. No ferry!!!