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Forte Sao Jose

Rua do Marques do Funchal | Dockside at the Harbour, Funchal, Madeira 9000-083, Portugal
+351 964 011 891
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Good food

Friendly owner. Good food. Nice ambience. Quick service. After the meal we were given free Taste of... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Ally D
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United Kingdom
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Unique!!

No words can explain this place. Unique, quirky, you must visit especially for the interesting... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Mandula
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leicester
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Rua do Marques do Funchal | Dockside at the Harbour, Funchal, Madeira 9000-083, Portugal
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+351 964 011 891
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"small donation"
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"quirky little place"
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"stunning views"
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly owner. Good food. Nice ambience. Quick service. After the meal we were given free Taste of Madeira wine and desserts each. Yumm!

Thank Ally D
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

No words can explain this place. Unique, quirky, you must visit especially for the interesting swimming pool!!!!

Thank Mandula
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this a try as we were in the area after having visited the CR7 museum. It was the oddest place we have been too! But also interesting & quiet. We didn't meet the Prince but a young girl on arrival who...More

1  Thank SHE2005
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Located just at the start of the approach to the cruise ship terminal, this basic and bonkers little place offers a good view and some quirky reading matter. It's free to enter but they just ask for a small donation. Benches on top so you...More

Thank DJofReading
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

A little hidden gem in a port of Funchal - nothing directs you here, probably because the owner of the this little 'island' is not too keen on the Portuguese authorities. If you walk to the far end of the port you find a small...More

Thank Q0FE
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Not very big ,lots of steps , free but asked for a donation as it is a private property Funny signs around to read and enjoy

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Situated near the port it was worth climbing to the top to see a great view entrance fee was by donation pleased l made the effort

Thank David A
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing little place. Great find. Beautiful views from the top. Lots of interesting history. Thought it was a cafe on top but not! Advise to take water with you to refresh !!

Thank Natshore
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We found this place as we were walking back to our cruise ship. The views from the top of the "fort" are spectacular but the fort itself is a weird place. It looks as though it should be condemned for demolition. You are even told...More

Thank IAG2608
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is the first time that we visited the location, which is set near the main port of Funchal. It has stunning views in all directions from the upper floor, it seems that it was established by the British in 1419 and it is quite...More

1  Thank hristopher J
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