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Forte da Meia Praia [Lagos]

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Hidden : 08/08/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Forte da Meia Praia [Lagos]



Forte da segunda metade do séc. XVII, construído por ordem de D. Nuno da Câmara, Conde de Pontével, enquanto Governador do Algarve. Fica isolado, no cimo de um pequeno monte, no extenso areal da Meia Praia e junto à orla marítima.

Arquitectura militar, maneirista, tipologicamente similar ao Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, mas mais simples, uma vez que não foi alvo de recuperações. Integrado no plano de defesa da baía de Lagos, com a sua artilharia em conjunto com as canhoeiras de Lagos e das 6 baterias ao longo da baía, garantia a cobertura e reforço na defesa da embocadura da ribeira de Bensafrim e praias adjacentes.

O terramoto de 1755 causou desmoronamentos em diversas zonas do forte, tendo servido como Posto da Guarda-Fiscal até entrar em decadência.

O forte está abandonado e permite que se entre no seu interior. No terraço, a vista sobre a baia e a Praia de S. Roque (chamada meia-praia) é soberba.

O forte, este pedaço indelével da nossa história, é um dos exemplos da incúria e do pouco respeito que as entidades oficiais reservam ao nosso património colectivo! Este edifício está degradado, vandalizado e apesar de ser propriedade pública, num local com manifesto interesse turístico, está votado ao abandono.

   

Fort of the second half of the 17th century, built by order of D. Nuno da Câmara, Count of Pontével, while Governor of Algarve. It is isolated, in the top of a small hill, in the extensive beach of Meia Praia and near the sea front.

Military architecture, mannerist, structure similar to the Fort of Pau da Bandeira, but more simple, since it was not subject to recuperations. Integrated in the defense plan of Lagos bay, with its artillery together with the cannons of Lakgos and the 6 batteries along the bay, were guaranteeing the covering and reinforcement in the defense of the estuary of the Bensafrim riverside and adjacent beaches.

The earthquake of 1755 caused collapses in several zones of the fort, having been subsequently a Fiscal Police Post, until entering in decadence.

The fort is abandoned and allows visitors to enter its interior. In the terrace, the sight over the bay and the Beach of S. Roque (called meia-praia) is magnificent.

The fort, this indelible piece of our history, is one of the examples of the carelessness and disrespect that the official entities reserve to our collective patrimony! This building is degraded, vandalized and in spite of being a public property, in a place with obvious tourist interest, is passed to the abandonment.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT] An cnerqr qb Sbegr;
[ENG] Va gur Sbeg jnyy;

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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