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Reis Magos Fortress

Avenida Cafe Filho, s/n | Praia do Forte, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59025-280, Brazil
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A fort worth seeing

The Reis Magos Fortress is a little way out of the city, it has been carefully restored and there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronnie S
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Strathdon, United Kingdom
Very interesting and picturesque

Very interesting and picturesque fortress from 1599, well preserved! The inaguration-day, 25th of... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
David K
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Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil from foreign invaders in the 17th century.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Cafe Filho, s/n | Praia do Forte, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59025-280, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reis Magos Fortress is a little way out of the city, it has been carefully restored and there is much to see. Care has been taken to preserve.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and picturesque fortress from 1599, well preserved! The inaguration-day, 25th of december, gave name to the whole city, Natal = Christmas. You must go there but do not ecpect a high-tech museum of European standard, but a very nice place for contemplation and...More

Thank David K
Reviewed October 2, 2017

A historical place from Natal/RN, founded by the Portuguese settlers at the beggining of the XVI century

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

This attractive ruin is very picturesque but all good interpretive materials have been removed, plus recent (?) archaeology work in the floors has left ugly sandy pits -- what did they find? Also large piles of rock in the courtyard. View from above is excellent,...More

Thank R00catt
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Although the fortress in itself looks remarkable from the outside, placed in a very strategic entry point to the bay, there is hardly any conservation, with faded painting of the statues in the central chapel and an overall sense of abandon. Should get a proper...More

Thank Francisco B
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

On my city guided tour, this was one of our stops and worth checking out. The history is interesting, especially the canons used by the Portuguese.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is a small fortress on the outskirts of Natal. To be honest, I have only seen it from the outside but that was good enough. Beware of security if you go there on your own.

Thank Travelling C
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

An amazing part of brazilian history! A fort from the XVI century, the turist guides are excellent, worth every minute spent there.

Thank Fernando S
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice fort with a lot of history but unfortunately there wasn't any guide who could tell me the history. The guides couldn't speak english, such a shame because it could be a very interesting experience. I hope they will make it more...More

Thank Elien D
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This visit is a must if you come to Natal. You can either get there yourself or use the Mar Azul Day City Tour which includes this visit plus other amazing sites. We took the Mar Azul City Tour and this fort was our first...More

Thank Alejandra E
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