Fortress S. João Baptista

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  • Monuments
  • Address: Esplanada do Castelo, 4150-196 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 226153440
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • The fortress was built at the end of the sixteenth century to protect the coast and the Douro entrance. Modern strongholds were added (sec. XVII) to the original structure of this fine example of military architecture and the access gate to the fort (18th century). It now hosts the Delegação Regional do Porto do Instituto de Defesa Nacional (Regional Office of the National Defense Institute. It has been listed as a building of public interest since 6 June 1967.
  • GPS: 41.148445879541, -8.6748862266541
  • E-mail: idn.secretariaporto@defesa.pt
  • Fax: +351 226153446
  • Bus: STCP - 1M, STCP - 500
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles
  • Price: Free
  • Recommended for: Couples, Young people, Families, Seniors

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