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Impressive fort

The impressive medieval Portuguese fort was one of the three in the island. Although there is... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Athens, Greece
Crumbling nicely with great views

This huge fort was built in the 16th century and it's slowly crumbling. There is no signage so... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
John S
Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The impressive medieval Portuguese fort was one of the three in the island. Although there is little to see inside, the setting and the views are quite impressive.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This huge fort was built in the 16th century and it's slowly crumbling. There is no signage so bring your guidebook, hire a guide, or--like we did--just enjoy poking around for an hour or more exploring the rooms and views. Be sure to find your...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The fort is extremely interesting but sadly very bad kept. There are quite a few rooms and rooftops and stairs that in another country would be considered off limits due to danger and poor maintenance. but I love exploring ruins, so I totally enjoyed the...More

Thank la_zia_ross
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Fort was built by the Portuguese to protect their trade route opened up in the early 16th century from Asia to Europe. Not only spices were traded, but everything the Far East and India had to offer. Among them a rich haul of Ming...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is one of the key sites to visit on Mozambique Island and can be combined (ticket wise with the Governor's Palace Museum). The fort's history is long and fascinating which we recommend you invest some time in exploring before you head over. The fort...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This fort was as many other medieval and colonial forts a place of defence & also later a place from where slaves were either detained or as place of final departure for many poor souls. Also a place which ships the ingenious engineering skills of...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

When we visited the fort it was a little bit over grown with weeds and there was rubbish about. For a place that charges admission fees it should be at a better standard.

Thank Wazbot3000
Reviewed 1 March 2017

...however this huge historical landmark obviously does not receive the attention and respect it deserves! There are no real guides trained to accompany visitors (those available give very limited and approximate information) and there are no panels in the fort to complement the scarce information...More

Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The place is very interesting...Experience spoiled as the visit is not guided. You pay for the entry at the Governor's Palace and are lead to explore the Fort on your own.

Thank Yara C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Expansive structure that is a great relic of Portuguese rule. We had a guide from Ilha Blue who filled in all the facts. I recommend a guide or you have to fill in the blanks on your own. Good views from the top!

Thank Mark L
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14 October 2015|
Response from angelalima2017 | Reviewed this property |
The distances on the island are short, walk well on foot