Castle of the Cheese, Porto

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Fort of São Francisco do Queijo (Portuguese: Forte de São Francisco do Queijo), frequently shortened to Castle of the Cheese (Portuguese: Castelo do Queijo) is a fortification situated along the coast of the civil parish of Nevogilde in the northern Portuguese municipality of Porto.
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  • Beautiful old fort dating back 400 years or so, known as the castle of the cheese. I guess its because of its flat round shape? It's not a castle but a typical Portuguese coastal defensive fort, the.....  more »
  • A small fort, not a castle at all. Beaches on either side. Nothing really to see but you can stop here on the tourist bus.  more »
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  • This was a surprise visit for us. We saw the fort from a distance and decided to check it out. We were glad we did. Entrance fee is €0.50. The fort is well maintained and offers plenty of photo ops of the Atlantic and beaches. There is a small museum and cafe down below.
  • At entering we were quickly welcomed by a host that explained the entrance fee is 50 (euro) cents. Pretty cheap for a well maintained fort and weapons exhibition. Plenty of photo ops around the canons and view at the Atlantic. Worth all of my 50 cents!
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