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.To visit Castle of the Cheese on your holiday in Porto, and find out what else Porto has to offer, use our Porto.
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Castle of the Cheese Reviews
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 »
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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