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Reis Magos Fortress

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Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil from foreign invaders in the 17th century.
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Avenida Cafe Filho, s/n | Praia do Forte, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59025-280, Brazil
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The Fort of the Three Wise Men has in star shape architecture and was built on the reefs. A little history of Brazil and the world can be found there. The guides are volunteers and the amount paid is at the discretion of the visitor.

2  Thank MagicalYellowTram
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Despite 20,000 visitors being in town for the World Cup, the fort was closed. I realize that Brasil played later this day, but it is only your most famous attraction. The fort is on a beautiful beach and in a spectacular location, though it appears...More

2  Thank Sergio L
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Really liked this fort. I've seen a few now in Brazil and this is in good condition and worth the walk. Great on a sunny day with the tide out.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Well, I went there to see the fortress and to be honest it was not what I expected. The forte is very old and has old cannons on the top and the view was great. I am not into old things and history. Great view...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great view, safe and pleasant construction. There was no selling point for water and food, so take some. Also be aware that it closes at 4pm in localtime

Thank Paolo O
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The Reis Magos Fortress is a little way out of the city, it has been carefully restored and there is much to see. Care has been taken to preserve.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and picturesque fortress from 1599, well preserved! The inaguration-day, 25th of december, gave name to the whole city, Natal = Christmas. You must go there but do not ecpect a high-tech museum of European standard, but a very nice place for contemplation and...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A historical place from Natal/RN, founded by the Portuguese settlers at the beggining of the XVI century

Thank Marco1178
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This attractive ruin is very picturesque but all good interpretive materials have been removed, plus recent (?) archaeology work in the floors has left ugly sandy pits -- what did they find? Also large piles of rock in the courtyard. View from above is excellent,...More

Thank R00catt
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Although the fortress in itself looks remarkable from the outside, placed in a very strategic entry point to the bay, there is hardly any conservation, with faded painting of the statues in the central chapel and an overall sense of abandon. Should get a proper...More

Thank Francisco B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

On my city guided tour, this was one of our stops and worth checking out. The history is interesting, especially the canons used by the Portuguese.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a small fortress on the outskirts of Natal. To be honest, I have only seen it from the outside but that was good enough. Beware of security if you go there on your own.

Thank Travelling C
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