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A fortress like ruins

入口が奥まったところにあるので見つけにくかった。要塞の内部は手入れされておらず、草が生い茂り、廃墟のようでした。説明文が全くありませんでした。教会の入口にカギがかかっていて入れませんでした。 It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MUMOMO
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Tokyo, Japan
Beautiful views

Make sure you peek into the cistern to make some echos and walk on down to the chapel on the point... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Holly N
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

入口が奥まったところにあるので見つけにくかった。要塞の内部は手入れされておらず、草が生い茂り、廃墟のようでした。説明文が全くありませんでした。教会の入口にカギがかかっていて入れませんでした。 It was hard to find because the entrance was in the back. The interior of the fortress was not maintained, the grass grew lively, it looked like ruins. There was no explanation at all. The entrance of the church was locked and could not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you peek into the cistern to make some echos and walk on down to the chapel on the point to see the oldest european building in the southern hemisphere!

Thank Holly N
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The fort is just a few minutes away from the main tourist areas. Entrance fee is sometimes collected by the peolple nearby. The walk along the ramparts offer many views on the ilha, the bay and the open ocean.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Although the place seems abandoned and there is practically no information on the premises, it's well worth a visit for its sheer size, impressive buidings and beautiful views of the bay. Get a guide to take you around or you'll miss a lot of the...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit and so much history. Just so sad that there is absolutely no maintenance done on such a historic icon

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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livingthelife5760
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The distances on the island are short, walk well on foot
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