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São João da Barra Fort

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São João da Barra Fort
Location Avenida Marginal
2780-267 OEIRAS
District:Lisbon
County :Oeiras
Parish:Oeiras e São Julião Barra
Contacts Tel:213038520


São João da Barra Fort integrated the defensive system of Tejo port as the biggest national maritime fortress, playing a key role in the defence of Tejo Port. It is located in the east side of Carcavelos beach upon several rocks by the Tejo river. Its structure is uneven due to the several enlargements carried out throughout the centuries. It comprises many volumes in an almost pentagon-shaped drawing. Erected in the second half of the 16th century, it underwent several changes until 18th century. For example, the tower was converted into a lighthouse. Its strategic position is excellent connecting Tejo estuary to the narrow Boca do Inferno in Cascais. It can be seen from Marginal road and from the beach Praia da Torre. No visits are normally made.

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Responsable: Ministério da Defesa Nacional

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Ministério da Defesa Nacional

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

Localização Avenida Marginal
2780-267 OEIRAS
Distrito:Lisbon
County:Oeiras
Parish:Oeiras e São Julião Barra
Contactos Tel:213038520


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

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