São Sebastião Fort and Defensive Walls

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Also named as Cruz dos Mortos Fort, this architectonic defensive set of São Sebastião is located on the lovely Angústias small village, and was integrant part of the defensive line of the amazing Horta town, and of the very own Faial Island, Azores Archipelago.

Together with the Porto Pim Fort, this structure defended the entrance in the lovely Porto Pim Bay, allowing cross fire. The structure probably dates from the 17th century, presenting an irregular plan, approximately pentagonal.
The Fort included the command house and barracks, the powder magazine and the kitchen.

Nowadays restored, this Fort offers great panoramas over the surrounding landscape, and the big peace of mind of the vast Atlantic Ocean.

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