Very easy walk from the cruise dock, as is most of Ponta Delgada. Just go west (left) from the dock for about six blocks and you are there, standing in front of an old fort that is still in use as a military base. Enter past the formal guard, enter a well-marked room and pay your 2 euro admission. This is a self-guided tour through six or seven display rooms scattered throughout the old fort. You can go through the ancient tunnels and go topside on a small section of the old wall. But remember, this is a small but active military base, so pay heed to the Restricted Access signs!
Across the street from the fort is a plaza shared by the Convent and Church of Our Lady of Hope Santo Cristo, another interesting place to visit.
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