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Forte de Santa Catarina

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Hidden : 2/7/2018
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Forte de Santa Catarina

Forte de Santa Catarina, localiza-se na freguesia de Lajes do Pico, concelho de mesmo nome, na ilha do Pico, nos Açores.

Em posição dominante sobre este trecho do litoral, era uma fortificação destinada à defesa deste ancoradouro contra os ataques de piratas e corsários, outrora frequentes nesta região do Oceano Atlântico.

É o único exemplar de arquitetura militar na ilha que subsistiu até aos nossos dias .

O forte foi requalificado e reinaugurado em 26 de Agosto de 2006. O espaço é composto por um posto municipal de informação turística, loja de produtos regionais e livraria, jardim público e miradouro, área de animação e espectáculos ao ar livre (anfiteatro), e instalações sanitárias.

Forte de Santa Catarina, is located in the parish of Lajes do Pico, county of the same name, on the island of Pico, in the Azores.

In a dominant position on this part of the coast, it was a fortification for the defense of this anchorage against the attacks of pirates and corsairs, once frequent in this region of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is the only example of military architecture on the island that survived to the present day.

The fort was requalified and reopened on August 26, 2006. The space is made up of a municipal tourist information office, regional products store and bookstore, public garden and belvedere, entertainment area and outdoor shows (amphitheater). and sanitary facilities.

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