The Northeast Sights

Forte das Cinco Pontas

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Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Originally constructed from mud in 1630, the "Fort of Five Points" was rebuilt in 1677 with stone and mortar; even though it now has only four sides, the fort has retained its original name. One of the last buildings built duing the era of Dutch dominance, this military fort now houses the Museu da Cidade, where an array of maps and photos illustrates Recife's history.

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Praça das Cinco Pontas, Recife, 50020-100, Brazil

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  • Tues.–Fri. 9–6, weekends 1–5

Published 06/18/2015


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