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Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago 21, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Nice views from here

Visited this on a free entry day. There were no signs saying what the place was except one sign pointing to the cells. But eventually found our way to the battlements for great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited this on a free entry day. There were no signs saying what the place was except one sign pointing to the cells. But eventually found our way to the battlements for great views

Thank Janetonly23
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is lovely and easy to find as right on the front. You can walk around very easily to explore. There is also an amazing restaurant within its walls and you can have a meal inside, or on the turrets or in courtyard. Good value and excellent service.

Thank SimplyErica
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is situated in the old town a good part of Funchal. 3 euros each and a good photo opportunity with good views of the harbour. A relic of the past and you get a brief historical card.

Thank Gary B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the fort on a stroll through the old town. We did not invest the small amount needed to go in as we were pushed for time. It is probably worth the cost as even if it's not that great, it isn't expensive (E1.5 I think). The outer parts are interesting and give some good photo opportunities.

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth visiting as close to the Old Town and it provides fantastic opportunities for photographers. It is an impressive building and something of a landmark locally. The exhibits did little for me but then modern art is not my thing.

Thank kingsleyh268
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must in such a histoircal place. Food is incredible as is the service. A very special place for memorable occasions. Not cheap but a must for experience

Thank peterh142014
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Worth a look at from the promenade but try and go in and again harassed to eat at another alfresco eatery so left

Thank jonesyclan
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Think this is a must see when in Funchal. Views from the roof are spectacular on a sunny day. Very cheap but important to keep it going. Their restaurant is very gourmet & delicious!

1 Thank Jiplane
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

considering the admission fee; i felt there was very little to see inside the building although there is a sunny bench on the top -very little atmosphere, decent enough views

Thank lbw12017
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited on an overcast day and paid very little to get in as I showed the receptionist my student union card. Im glad I didn't pay as there wasn't a lot to see inside and there wasn't a lot of information about the fort itself. Its a shame they don't make more of this fort. We looked around in 20... More 

Thank longknowlewanderer93

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