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Second visit to the Yellow Fort of Funchal.
Wow what an experience to behold and glad I made the walk all the way down along Santa Maria Street and the joy of seeing the Fort appear in the distance.
As I arrived during the lunch...More
We were left feeling a bit let down after visiting this place. There is a café/restaurant but we couldn't really get around to explore the fort as many of the gates were shut. You can enter a cobbled courtyard and see a vintage car, then...More
It is not really a disappointment but it could so much more interesting as the available space in and outside was used. In the main building is a exposition of old photos, I do like them, but I prefered more to learn about the fort....More
Built in 1614, the structure protected the key port of the island from attacks by the French, English, etc. It was expanded and then further developed once the Brits took control in the 1800's. It is not clear what is original and what has been...More
Striking ancient yellow fort with great views from the turrets of both the sea and the town. You can zip round in half an hour or linger as long as you like. Good value at only €3/ adult and €1.50 for our 16yo. Great restaurant...More
This fort is interesting with bright yellow walls and excellent views. The entrance cost was only €3 for adults and €1.5 for our 16 year-old daughter. We spent a happy hour wandering around the place and looking at the art exhibition.
The São Tiago Fortress was built in 1614 by the command of Madeira’s governor as an answer to the continuous attacks by English, French, Algerian and Turkish pirates, who were attracted to the prosperity of the sugar trade in Funchal.
Under its walls there is...More
Ok, so it was only €3, and it is a nice yellow colour, but it could be so much better. You are restricted to a couple of rooms and courtyards, which apart from some old photos are completely empty, no history or background. The rooftop...More