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Fort of Pico (Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico)

Fort of Pico, Madeira
Fort of Pico, Madeira. / David Stanley, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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One of the most impressive fortresses on the island, built to protect Madeira from pirates. Construction was started around 1601 and lasted until 1640. Impressive is the enormous water tank cut in the cliff.

4.2 out of 10 stars 42.3%

GPS coordinates
32.6508 N 16.9163 W
Location, address
Europe, Portugal, Madeira, Funchal, Calçado de Pico
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