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Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas is an old military fortress built by the Dutch in 1630 and one of the most representative monuments of colonial architecture. It is shaped to resemble five points of guns ready to shoot. Today, the wonderfully restored fort is a museum that features permanent exhibition of 150,000 maps, drawings, paintings, lithographs, and photographs from 16th to 20th century that illustrate the city’s history, as well as a gun arsenal including cannons and torture machines. Perhaps the most curious thing about the "Fort of Five Points" is that it only has four. The original Dutch fort had five sides, but the Portuguese leveled that fort and rebuilt it in their traditional four-pointed style. Add Museu da Cidade do Recife - Forte das Cinco Pontas to your Recife travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Recife route builder tool.
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Hard to get the full experience if you don't speak Portuguese, but I understand quite a bit and the guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They also have a space with rotating exhibitions... more »
a remarkable place from Netherland presence at Brazil. The fort survived to Portuguese Navy pressure, being defeated only with ground incursion. It has parking inside. more »
Very interesting and informative displays, helpful staff. The fort itself has been renovated and the whole site is well worth the visit.
Wonderful historical construction, with a great museum inside, great opportunity to learn more about the Dutch take over of the city and it's reconquer by the portugueses. Also relevant to know more of Frei Caneca, Ann important Brazilian historical figure.
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