João Baptista da Foz Fortress

Porto, Portugal

The Fortress San João Baptista da Foz do Douro was built in the late sixteenth century to better protect the coast and the mouth of the Douro River. The monument is occupied today by the Regional Delegation of the Institute of National Defense. It is a fine example of military architecture. The original basic structure was enhanced with more recent bulwarks. The Lawn Tennis Club da Foz is located at the foot of the Fort.

Visits to the Fort are free on weekdays between 9h and 17h30. There are no official guided tours, but if you are part of a large group, it is advisable to contact the Fort ahead of time to ensure that the visit does not disturb its activities.


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Founded: 1570
Category: Castles and fortifications in Portugal

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Alvaro Diego Herrera (2 months ago)
Great views to the mouth of the Duero River
Newt Mignott (12 months ago)
Very cool to see up close and watching boats coming in or Men fishing
S. Keegs (15 months ago)
Enjoyed the walk along the coastline. Various spots to get a break and get a drink or snack. Beautiful pictures of the ocean.
Claire London (15 months ago)
Mother nature at her wild and wilful best. Stunning location to observe Atlantic storms roll in.
Miguel P (2 years ago)
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