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Fortress of Santa Catarina

This fortress located in Portimao district of Praia da Rocha is a must if you're visiting the area. In english its name is Fortress of St. Catherine de Ribamar.
On one of the strips of sand known as the Praia da Rocha, this fortress represented, along with the Fort of São João de Arade, on the other side of the river(in Ferragudo), the defense of Portimao´s town and port.
Originally constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries, a small chapel inside is devoted to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Now it is an open place, where visitors can enjoy the peaceful views over the sea and the beach from one of its esplanades.

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  • Last visit to Praia da Rocha: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2004 at 12:14 PM

    Thanks for your comments and photos. We hope to be going here early October 2004. Regards

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 10:16 AM

    Not much else there other than those glorious beaches, great place for just getting a suntan!


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