Porto Pim Fort

Horta

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Located on the beautiful Porto Pim Bay, on the Angústias small village, the Fort and Wall were integrant part of the defensive line of the amazing Horta town, and of the Faial Island, Azores Archipelago.

There are no certainties of its construction date, nevertheless the defensive walls that are still visible nowadays date from the 17th century.

The Fort was used as a defensive system along with the São Sebastião Fort, allowing to cross fire in order to protect the bay and the Horta coast.

The entire history of this structure is indefinite, yet it is known that in the 19th century it was used as a warehouse and deposit for ship’s material.

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