Forte de São José of Ilha do Maio, Cape Verde

 

Fort of Saint Joseph, Maio (Forte de Säo José)

This fort is located on the coast at the south-west tip of the capital city Vila do Maio (Porto Inglęs) and most likely dates to the 18th century, when the defence and fortifications on the island were upgraded. It was built to protect the town against pirates and other such inbvaders and it posseses a quadrangular tower which rises above the small rectangle-shaped podium with four small corner turrets.

Read about Sir Francis Drake, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard Famous Pirates thata visited Cape Verde


View the Information Photographs of Fort Saint Joseph (Forte de Säo José)

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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 06
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 04
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 02
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 01
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 03
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 07
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 05
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Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio 08
 

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