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Fortaleza de Santa Catarina (Fortress of Santa Catarina)

Castles and Fortresses

Fortaleza de Santa Catarina (Fortress of Santa Catarina)


Built between 1623 and 1629 to defend the mouth of the Arade river, it has a small chapel on the inside and provides a magnificent view over the water.


  • Portimão

  • Portimão

  • 282 470 717 (Municipal Tourist Office)


  • Cultural Heritage

  • Castles and Fortresses

  • Open to the public

  • Classified as a Building of Public Interest

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