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Santa Catarina Fort

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Santa Catarina Fort
Location Barra do Mondego
3080- FIGUEIRA DA FOZ
District:Coimbra
County :Figueira da Foz
Parish:São Julião (Figueira da Foz)
Contacts Tel:233402840


The construction of this maritime fortress began in the end of the 16th century. Its triangular shape is due to a very limited available area. Santa Catarina Fort was sacked by English pirates in 1602, enlarged by D. João IV, occupied during the 1st French Invasion and conquered back by the French in 1808. Inside there is a small 16th century Santa Catarina chapel. This fort belonged to the defensive line that comprised Buarcos and Fortim de Palheiros forts. It is a well-preserved fort, thanks to the several recovery works carried out throughout time.

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Responsable: Direcção-Geral do Património do Estado

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Barra do Mondego
3080- FIGUEIRA DA FOZ
Distrito:Coimbra
County:Figueira da Foz
Parish:São Julião (Figueira da Foz)
Contactos Tel:233402840


www.figueiradigital.com

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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