Forte de Santiago da Barra - Viana do castelo - Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 41.372 W 008° 50.290
29T E 513467 N 4615318
Quick Description: Forte Santiago da Barra, also referred to as the Castle of Santiago da Barra, located in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Date Posted: 5/19/2010 6:44:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM8W06
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 5

Long Description:
PT: O Forte de Santiago apresesenta planta pentagonal, constituída por muralhas de perfil trapezoidal, reforçadas por baluartes triangulares nos vértices voltados a terra, apresentando guaritas de planta circular nos vértices. A entrada na fortaleza é feita por uma larga ponte sobre o fosso que a circunda, conduzindo a um portal de arco de volta perfeita ladeado por pilastras, encimado pelo brasão de D. João de Sousa, governador do forte em 1700, e rematado na cornija pelo escudo de armas de Portugal.

ENG: Forte Santiago has a pentagonal plan, consisting of walls of trapezoidal profile, reinforced by triangular bastions at the corners facing the ground, presenting a circular sentry boxes at the vertices. The entrance to the fortress is made by a large bridge over the moat that surrounds it, leading to a portal of perfect arch flanked by pilasters, surmounted by the arms D. Joao de Sousa, Governor of the fort in 1700, and the cornice surmounted by the coat of arms of Portugal.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1567

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Portugal

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: For protecting a travel or shipping route

Current condition: Good conditions

This site is administered by ----: Região de Turismo do Alto Minho

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

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Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

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