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
Yes
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.

History[edit]

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]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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.