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Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Conceição - Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 22.699 W 008° 45.838
29T E 519736 N 4580782
Quick Description: Nossa Senhora da Conceição Fortress (Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceição), is a Portuguese fortress in Póvoa de Varzim.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 7:47:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMAYP9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 5

Long Description:
It was built in the reigns of Peter II and John V (between 1701 and 1740) to defend the town from pirate attacks, in the site of an earlier fort known as "Forte de Torrão". It is considered a listed property of Public Interest in Portugal.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1701

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 ----: GNR

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

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

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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