Reis Magos Fortress, Natal

3.9
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Natal
Join an informative free tour of Reis Magos Fortress, a medieval fortress built in 1598. Built to protect the city from possible foreign invaders, the site now serves as a local museum and a major tourist attraction. The fortress has retained its original five-point star shape, and still contains a chapel, cannons, and soldiers’ quarters. Also included on the site is the Marco de Touros, a marker stone placed there by the early Portuguese settlers. Stop by to explore the history of the region and enjoy panoramic views of the city, Ponte Nova Bridge, and the sand dunes across the Potenji River. Make Reis Magos Fortress part of your personalized Natal itinerary using our Natal vacation builder website .
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  • Although not very attractive in terms of ease, it is worth knowing to know a little more of our history of the times of the Dutch and Portuguese. A lot of well-preserved stuff.
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  • Strong well maintained in the urban area of Natal, at the end of Praia dos Artistas, overlooking the bridge. Excellent historic promenade with beautiful views of photos.
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  • Unfortunately the place was closed but there was no information about it. Only a sign said that it would open in December 2018. Also our driver told us to be careful as there are hobos around. It is a nice place, but we were very disappointed as it took us two extra rides to get there and then the gates were closed.
  • It’s a nice historical place to visit. The panoramic view is amazing.
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