São Marcelo Fort

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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Forte São Marcelo.jpg
Coordinates 12°34′52″S 38°18′37″W / 12.5812°S 038.3104°W / -12.5812; -038.3104
Type Fort
Site information
Open to
the public
Condition Good

São Marcelo Fort or Forte de Nossa Senhora do Pópulo e São Marcelo is located in Salvador in Bahia, Brazil. It is located in small bit of land off the coast of Baía de Todos os Santos.


The Fort was designed and construction started in 1608 under Francisco Frias Mosque and was completed in 1623. It was built to protect the important port city Salvador from threats.[1][2][3][4]



  1. ^ Frommer's ShortCuts (11 April 2012). Salvador and the Best of Bahia, Brazil: Frommer's ShortCuts. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-1-118-20183-1. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forte de São Marcelo". Portuguese. fortalezas.org. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  3. ^ "The Battery at a Fort in Bahia". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Forte de São Marcelo". Portuguese. www.iphan.gov.br. Retrieved 2013-06-12.