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Fort of São Bruno

Its design and proportions have made it one of the most beautiful works of fortifications on the Portuguese coast.

It is located at the confluence of the Barcarena stream with the Tagus, opposite the Caxias Railway Station.

Fort of São Bruno seen from the Atlantic waters

Fort of São Bruno is a historic fortification located in Caxias, very close to Lisbon. It was built in the 17th century as part of the city’s defenses against enemy attacks and was an important milestone in Lisbon’s military and cultural history. Despite its small dimensions, it had great firepower at the time of its construction, having been designed with cannons and other weapons.

It was built with stone and brick and has a symmetrical polygonal structure composed of a central body, with a square plan, where the guard bodies, gunpowder stores and battery are located.

One of the most notable features of Fort of São Bruno is its strategic location. It was built next to the Tagus River and the port of Lisbon, which allowed the defenders to keep an eye on the area and prepare for enemy attacks.

Fort of São Bruno located next to the beach

Nowadays, Fort of São Bruno is a popular attraction. Visitors can explore the fortification and learn about its history and military importance. In addition, the Fort of São Bruno area is a great place to go to the beach, have picnics, enjoy walks in the open air and enjoy the panoramic views of both the river and the Atlantic Ocean.

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