Castle of the Cheese

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John L
Grand Bend, Canada1,987 contributions
nothing special
Mar 2020
The fort (it is neither a fortress or castle) was built in the 17th century to ward off attacks from North African pirates. Apparently it was built near a huge rounded stone that resembled a wheel of cheese. I'm not sure what importance ... if any ... that the fort played in Porto's history, and there is nothing to see inside. But it's close to the beach, so take a quick glance when passing by. That will be enough.
Written March 21, 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,319 contributions
Sturdy Fort
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful old fort dating back 400 years or so, known as the castle of the cheese. I guess its because of its flat round shape? It's not a castle but a typical Portuguese coastal defensive fort, the type they have built all over the world, not just in their homeland but in colonies.
It's squat and stauch standing against the stormy seas. I loved it actually. Right on the coast road on a roundabout but easy parking nearby.
Written February 17, 2020
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Unimpressive
Jan 2020 • Couples
A small fort, not a castle at all. Beaches on either side. Nothing really to see but you can stop here on the tourist bus.
Written January 22, 2020
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Savvas123
513 contributions
Nice castle in Porto!
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is a nice castle in Porto. It is located on the beach and it carries with it so much history. We did not get the time to visit the inside of the castle though.
Written December 29, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,251 contributions
A nice castle close to beach
Sep 2019 • Friends
Castle of the Cheese (Castelo do Queijo, in Portuguese) is a fortress located in Matosinhos, a town close to Porto. This fortress is close to the beach and from here you can see very beautiful views of sea and surroundings. Nice, if you can spend time, when you go to the airport.
Written October 11, 2019
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John
Lower Sackville, Canada3,618 contributions
Old fortress
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is an old fortress that is no longer in use. It’s one of a number of on the Coast. this one is fairly close to the dock for a cruise ships. There’s a beach on either side it looks kind a neat.
Written September 16, 2019
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Dimitris
Berlin, Germany42 contributions
Nice
Jul 2019
The Castle of the Cheese looks nice. When we visited was closed though, so we just saw the outside of it.
Written July 8, 2019
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TerSag
Bury St. Edmunds, UK895 contributions
Impressive ?
Jun 2019 • Couples
I’m not an expert in castles but this seemed a little unimposing. We HO the yellow bus and take in the castle. The views down the coast towards Porto are lovely but on a cold blowy day, we didn’t stay long, and then H back O the next bus.
Written June 6, 2019
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,926 contributions
A Nice Fort
Jun 2019 • Friends
Located on the sea fron this edifice is easy to find - retains all the significant historic elements of such a building given it's primary 'security' goal.

Worth taking in as you wander down the sea front.
Written June 6, 2019
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Jaycee Sarah Koh
London, UK5,161 contributions
A Quaint Little Old Fortress!
May 2019 • Friends
We were on the beach when we came across this quaint little old fortress and decided to go in and explore it. Had to pay 50 cents Euro but that’s fine as it seems to be to support the upkeep of this historical place.

We had a scenic view of the beach and sea and enjoyed being there and even bought some great beaded forks bangle from a local artist and crafter displaying her wares there! Overall it was a nice experience.
Written May 12, 2019
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