Forte de São José Description and Maio

 

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

The Fort has an illustrious history and Francis Drake was rumoured to have started the forts initial construction. This fort is located at the southwest end of the city and most likely dates to the 18th century (perhaps to 1743, when defence and fortification measures were taken). It was built to protect the town against pirates. A quadrangular crenellated tower/ lighthouse rises above the simple rectangle-shaped podium with four small turrets. The entire structure is painted white.

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


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exterior wall at fort sao jose maio 03
Exterior Wall at Fort Sao Jose Maio 03
more interior battlements at fort sao jose maio
More Interior Battlements at Fort Sao Jose Maio
more information at fort sao jose maio
More Information at Fort Sao Jose Maio
evening view of fort sao jose maio
Evening View of Fort Sao Jose Maio
exterior wall at fort sao jose maio 02
Exterior Wall at Fort Sao Jose Maio 02
daytime roof view at fort sao jose maio
Daytime Roof View at Fort Sao Jose Maio
interior battlements at fort sao jose maio
Interior Battlements at Fort Sao Jose Maio
day time view over ponta preta at fort sao jose maio
Day Time View over Ponta Preta at Fort Sao Jose Maio
information board at fort sao jose maio
Information Board at Fort Sao Jose Maio
more cannons at fort sao jose maio
More Cannons at Fort Sao Jose Maio
view over ponta preta at fort sao jose maio
View over Ponta Preta at Fort Sao Jose Maio
tower at fort sao jose maio 01
Tower at Fort Sao Jose Maio 01
more interior views at fort sao jose maio
More Interior Views at Fort Sao Jose Maio
tower at fort sao jose maio 02
Tower at Fort Sao Jose Maio 02
information boards fort sao jose maio
Information Boards Fort Sao Jose Maio
evening sunset from fort towards santiago
Evening Sunset from Fort Towards Santiago
date stone at fort sao jose maio
Date Stone at Fort Sao Jose Maio
information fort sao jose maio
Information Fort Sao Jose Maio
cannons pointng towards santiago at fort sao jose maio
Cannons Pointng Towards Santiago at Fort Sao Jose Maio
evening roof view at fort sao jose maio
Evening Roof View at Fort Sao Jose Maio
view of battlements at fort sao jose maio
View of Battlements at Fort Sao Jose Maio
cannons at fort sao jose maio
Cannons at Fort Sao Jose Maio
information boards at fort sao jose maio
Information Boards at Fort Sao Jose Maio
tower at fort sao jose maio 04
Tower at Fort Sao Jose Maio 04
tower at fort sao jose maio 03
Tower at Fort Sao Jose Maio 03
interior wall at fort sao jose maio
Interior Wall at Fort Sao Jose Maio
evening view at fort sao jose maio
Evening View at Fort Sao Jose Maio
 

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