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All reviews yellow walls art exhibition impressive building small exhibition worth a visit several levels zona velha great photo opportunities walk around different levels photo opportunity santa maria battlements views turret booklet pirates
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
This is a mostly empty small fort. There are staircases and corner 'turrets' to be explored. There is a small exhibition in some rooms. The main reason to visit for most people (children aside) would be to see the views and to experience the peace.