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Not a whole lot to see

We were left feeling a bit let down after visiting this place. There is a café/restaurant but we... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
agnesmurphy
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Portree, United Kingdom
Quite impressive

Not the most beautiful fortress, but it’s quite impressive and you have a nice view of the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
moniquee2016
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SweetPudding
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Not the most beautiful fortress, but it’s quite impressive and you have a nice view of the city. There´s a small exhibition with photographs of cultural heritage of Madeira.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hansv245
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank clairemK5525MU
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank V6968FYdavidm
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Erzs_bet_S274887
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We found this fort after wandering through the old town. Even though closed - it was Sunday - it was an attractive feature with it's bright yellow walls and interesting architecture. Worth a look!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 799michaelh799
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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