Saint James Fortress

Saint James Fortress

Funchal

R. Portão de São Tiago 21
9050-031 Funchal, Madeira

Built in the early 17th century, as a fortress to defend the port of Funchal, the Saint James Fort is an urban fort of military architecture. This fort in military-style architecture influence, is located above the seafront in Funchal Old Quaters commonly known as Zona Velha. The Santiago Fort was built to defend the port of Funchal in the early 17th century. Nowdays, it houses the Museum of Contemporary Art and a pleasant restaurant overlooking the sea.

  • Posted in: Castles, Landscape
  • Posted on : Thursday, 02 February 2017.
  • Ownership:: Public