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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel

Calcada de Sao Miguel, Luanda, Angola
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Must see for luanda

Its the old colonial fort overlooking luanda. It's been redone and now open to tourists at a very... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
VincentRvanH
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More than a fortress, a museum and a great sightseeing spot

The fortress offers a glimpse into Angolan history, including the colonial period, the liberation... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Ary F
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Luanda, Angola
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“luanda bay” (5 reviews)
“civil war” (5 reviews)
“great view” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calcada de Sao Miguel, Luanda, Angola
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Its the old colonial fort overlooking luanda. It's been redone and now open to tourists at a very low price. Great views, great fotos and learn some of the history of Angola. Make sure to get the iconic picture of you holding the hand of...More

Thank VincentRvanH
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The fortress offers a glimpse into Angolan history, including the colonial period, the liberation war and the civil war. It boasts soviet-style murals and Portuguese white and blue tiles, South African airplanes shot down, Portuguese canons captured, photos of atrocities, weapons, letters, excerpts from speeches,...More

Thank Ary F
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This place gives you a sense of what the cold war was like for Angola that was also on a civil war. It shows the colonial and pre colonial culture, and how the country came to be how they are today. It does not look...More

Thank Belarminov
Reviewed 19 April 2017

in a very sunny day i visited this Fortaleza that is a military museum inside. Entry fee<. 100 Kwanzas (less than 1 €). A lot of big weapons and cars and others war implements. the views of the city and the see wirth the visit.

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Luanda is not the best place in the world to make a cruise stop. But so be it, the Sao Miguel Fortress was a great place to stop at. Great views of the city from its top. Interesting museum of the civil war, and a...More

Thank Radarman123
Reviewed 30 March 2017

no one bothered me, wandered around, great views of the city and bay. found it interesting and worthwhile

Thank rosade
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took the family over to check out the "Fortaleza". Great views of the bay and great collection of colonial artifacts, dating from the XV century! Parents must be cautious of some of the civil war pictures...a bit graphic.

Thank Puchesae
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A place of a great historical importance. The visit to the museum is an opportunity to learn about the history of Angola.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Maybe I am being unfair . . . much of the city is dirty and unsafe and here is a place that is well maintained, safe, and rather interesting with some decent views. Possibly one of the best things to do if you are in...More

Thank AbleDanger
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This old fort was a great place to visit in Luanda as it offered both amazing views over the city and also an army exhibition with all kinds of vehicles, cannons etc. places all over the fort. A must-visit if in the city.

Thank Lasse L
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Peter H
Is it open on Sundays?
13 December 2015|
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Response from antonio e | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I believe it is open but I can not assure it is. However, even if it's closed, you will not waste your time going there, since there are some interesting displays of war vehicles, two war airplanes, and wall... More
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