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Forte do Pau da Bandeira [Lagos]

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Hidden : 07/28/2008
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Forte do Pau da Bandeira [Lagos]


Forte do Pau da Bandeira [Lagos]

Este edifício militar, baptizado popularmente por Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, Forte do Registo ou Forte do Pau da Bandeira, começou a ser construído em 1679 pelo Conde de Sarzedas, Governador do Reino do Algarve, e fechava a barra da Ribeira de Bensafrim e defendia os panos de muralha da cidade, dos ataques por mar, construído no enquadramento da guerra da restauração.

Fazia parte de um conjunto de fortificações de que apenas resta o Forte da Meia-Praia, destruídos pelo terramoto de 1755. A algumas centenas de metros deste forte ainda restam uma ponte e uma parede de uma das 6 baterias de defesa, que podem ser vistas no caminho, por mar, para a Praia do Pinhão.

Este Forte, com o nome efectivo de Forte de Nossa Senhora de Penha de França, tem no seu interior uma capela seiscentista e um terraço com uma bela vista sobre o Atlântico e sobre Lagos, designadamente para as duas torres albarrãs, que guardam a porta de S. Gonçalo de Lagos e estão incluídas no brasão desta cidade dos Descobrimentos.

Como curiosidade, as quatro guaritas do forte, em pedra, são da segunda metade do séc. XX (1960).

O forte está situado junto ao Cais da Solaria e à praia com o mesmo nome, onde durante muitas décadas se situou a muito conceituada lota de peixe de Lagos.

Horário de visita:
De Terça-Feira a Sábado, das 9:30 às 12:30 e das 14:00 às 17:00. Domingos, das 10:00 às 13:00 e das 14:00 às 17:00. Encerra às Segundas e Feriados.

A Cache

A cache contém apenas um logbook e um lápis, e encontra-se escondida no exterior do Forte do Pau da Bandeira, podendo deste modo ser visitada a qualquer altura do dia, apesar de se recomendar no período diurno.
Solicita-se que após o found, a cache seja reposta exactamente no mesmo local, bem camuflada, de
igualmodo como foi encontrada.
Obrigado e divirtam-se.



Fort do Pau da Bandeira [Lagos]

This military building, was popularly baptized by Fort da Ponta da Bandeira, Fort do Registo, or Fort do Pau da Bandeira, began to be built in 1679 by the Count of Sarzedas, Governor of Algarve Kingdom, and it was a strategic point near the mouth of Riverside of Bensafrim and was defending the clothes of the city wall, of the attacks by sea, built in the time of the restoration war.

It was making part of a set of fortifications, of which it hardly remains the Fort da Meia-Praia, destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. At some hundreds of meters of this fort still there remain a bridge and a wall of one of 6 batteries of defense, which can be seen in the way, by sea, to the Beach of Pinhão.

This Fort, with the effective name of Fort da Nossa Senhora de Penha de França, has in it’s interior a graceful 17th century chapel and a terrace with a beauty sight to the Atlantic and to city of Lagos, namely to the two albarrãs towers, what guard the door of S. Gonçalo of Lagos and which are included in the coat of arms of this city of Discoveries.

Like curiosity, the four stone sentry boxes of the fort, are from the second half of the 20th century (1960).

The fort is situated near the Quay of Solaria and to the beach with the same name, where during many decades there was the very highly thought fish market of Lakes.


Visit time-table: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00. On Sundays, from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00. Closed every Mondays and Holydays.

The Cache

This cache contains only a logbook and a pencil, and it’s hidden in the exterior of Fort do Pau da Bandeira, being possible, to be visited at any time of the day, despite of being recommended in the daytime period.
I request, that after the found, to replace the cache back exactly in the same place, well camouflaged, and in the same way as it was found.
Many thanks and enjoy.

Capela seiscentista no interior do Forte
Restos da bateria do Pinhão

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT] Ahz ohenpb, cbe qrgeáf qr hzn crqen;
[ENG] Va n ubyr, oruvaq n ebpx.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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