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Pico do Castelo

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Published 03/16/2017

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The island's series of 656- to 1,552-foot peaks make for great exploring. The summit Pico do Castelo has a small 16th-century fort that provided defense against the frequent attacks of French and Algerian pirates. Only four cannons remain. It's a tough climb to the top, but the views are rewarding: below you to the west is Porto Santo beach, and to the east is the conical shape of Pico de Baixo and the Ilhéu de Cima. From here it's an easy walk to Pico do Facho (1,552 feet), the island's highest point.

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Pico do Castelo, Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal

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Published 03/16/2017


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