Forte dos Reis Magos

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Forte dos Reis Magos
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil
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Forte dos Reis Magos
Forte dos Reis Magos is located in Brazil
Forte dos Reis Magos
Forte dos Reis Magos
Location of Forte dos Reis Magos in Brazil
Coordinates 5°45′23″S 35°11′41″W / 5.756389°S 35.194722°W / -5.756389; -35.194722 -->
Site history
Built 1599 (1599)
Designated 1949
Reference no. 394

The 'Forte dos Reis Magos or Fortaleza dos Reis Magos (Fortress of the Three Wise Men), is a fortress located in the city of Natal in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.

The fortress was the first milestone of the city - founded on 25 December 1599 - on the right side of the bar of the Potengi River (today near the Newton Navarro bridge). It received its name based on the date of commencement of its construction, 6 January 1598, at Epiphany Catholic calendar.

Coordinates: 5°45′23″S 35°11′41″W / 5.75639°S 35.19472°W / -5.75639; -35.19472