The Amazon Sights

Fortaleza de São José de Macapá

  • Rua Cândido Mendes s/n
  • Macapá
  • Military Site

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The top man-made attraction in Macapá also happens to be Brazil's largest fort. Completed in 1782 after 18 grueling years, Fortaleza de São José de Macapá is constructed of stones brought from Portugal as ship ballast. The well-preserved buildings house a visitor center, an art gallery, a meeting room, and a dance-music recital room.

Sight Information


Rua Cândido Mendes s/n, Macapá, 68906-974, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–6

Published 06/18/2015


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