Fortress

This old 16C citadel, converted into a citadel in the style of Vauban in the 17C, stands proudly, protected by its formidable high walls and sharp-edged bastions crowned with lookout turrets. It was a state prison prior to 1974, then a refugee centre for those fleeing Angola. It dominates both the port to the east and the sea to the south.

Useful information

Address:

Campo da República, 2520 Peniche

Phone:

+351 262 780 116

Price:

1.60 €

Opening hours

daily except Mon 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm, weekends 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm

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