Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress

Gaze at the Marina of Portimão from Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress.

Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress, Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress
© CM Portimão

Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress is located over Rocha Beachone of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Portugal.

Its construction was commanded by D. João de Castro, during the XVI c., in order to avoid pirates and invaders to go up the Arade River and invade Portimão. The fortress is currently among the best ones in Algarve.

It has a rectangular floor, with a tower in each corner. It is settled in front of São João

de Ferragudo Fortress.

Nowadays, a cafeteria inside the fortress has live performances. Even if it is just want to look at the wonderful views of the Santa Catarina Overlook, located on its inside, or to visit the little Santa Catarina de Alexandría, the visit is totally worthy.

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Fortaleza de Santa Catarina de Ribamar, Portimão

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