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3 reviews of Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra

A great visit

The Santo Antonio da Barra fortress was the first fort to be built in Brazil, and is a place that I loved visiting for quite a few different reasons. The first is that I just love seeing the defenses of maritime cities such as Salvador de Bahia, which has been one of the most active and important ports in Brazil for more than 500 years, and the second is that there's a lovely lighthouse inside the fort. The third is that houses a very interesting museum. The collection includes navigational instruments dating from the fifteenth century to the present day, models of ancient ships, navigation maps and logs, as well as objects rescued from shipwrecks.

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