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“Well worth looking around.”
Review of Forte de S. Bras

Forte de S. Bras
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Ponta Delgada Walking Tour
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Significantly strong curtain walls of this C17th fort, built to secure the important harbour of Ponta Delgada against pirates, Spaniards and the French. It saw service in WW1 and WW2 as a significant base in the war,securing the safety of Allied shipping. Currently the fort forms a strategic part of the NATO naval force in the Mid Atlantic, The fort has this strange split between the restricted areas, and those open to the public.
As with so much on the island, there is little or no signage, so we assumed that there would be separate entrances one for visitors and another just for the military that occupy much of the fort - not so, everyone uses the same gate.
Well worth looking around.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We didn't go inside the fort, but just viewed it from the outside. It is right at the cruise ship port. The Sailor Monument is on one side.

Thank bigtyke
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Definitely go if staying in Ponta Delgada. Very historic. Interesting exhibits. You can walk all around the fort.

Thank TravelinAlan
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

The fort was a short 3/4 mile walk from our hotel. It was very, very well laid out and we spent about 1 1/2 hour touring it. Ponta Delgada was getting ready for Portugal days so this was a very fitting museum.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I was able to see the Forte de S. Bras in Ponta Delgada during a day tour on a repositioning cruise to Europe on the Holland America in 2018. The Fort is very majestic on the port and the history is very interesting.

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