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Forte de Nossa Senhora das Neves - Matosinhos, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 11.266 W 008° 42.117
29T E 524995 N 4559644
Quick Description: [PT]Forte de Nossa Senhora das Neves, também denominado como Forte de Leça da Palmeira ou Castelo de Matosinhos. [ENG]Forte de Nossa Senhora das Neves, also known as Forte de Leça da Palmeira or Castelo de Matosinhos.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/4/2011 6:15:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMANP8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 5

Long Description:
[ENG]Its construction began under the Philippine Dynasty, in 1638 or 1639, for determination of D. Joao Rodrigues e Sá Menezes, 1st Count of Penaguião in the place of Santa Catarina, for the defense of that port against threats from pirates and privateers. Were in charge of Captain António Francisco Chorão.

[PT]A sua construção iniciou-se sob a Dinastia Filipina, em 1638 ou 1639, por determinação de D. João Rodrigues Sá e Menezes, 1º Conde de Penaguião, no local de Santa Catarina, visando a defesa daquele porto contra as ameaças de piratas e corsários. Ficaram a cargo do Capitão António Francisco Chorão.

Origem: Wikipédia
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1638 or 1639

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Portugal

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: I don't know

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: For protecting a travel or shipping route

Current condition: Good

This site is administered by ----: Capitania do Porto de Leixões

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted or by appointment only.

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