Forte dos Reis Magos

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Forte dos Reis Magos
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil
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