São João Batista Fortress, Peniche.

On your visit to the Berlenga don’t miss the opportunity to discover this fortress.

Fuerte de São João Batista, Peniche
Forte de São João Batista © João Leitão 

The São João Batista Fortress is located on the Berlenga island and it was built on the XVII century by the king D. João IV.

Forte de São João Batista
Forte de São João Batista © Cida Garcia

The main goal of this fortress was to protect the island from the attack of pirates or other countries’ armies.

This fortress was partially recovered on the XX century and adapted to tourism as a lodge. Nowadays this building is run by the Berlengas’ Friends Association and here you might spend your night listening to the sea in a medieval atmosphere.

Visit this beautiful and unique fortress on the island of Berlenga in Peniche.

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