Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, Luanda

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Museum · Specialty Museum
Admire views of Luanda and learn about the demise of colonial Angola at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, a Portuguese fortress perched on a high plateau overlooking the capital and Luanda Bay. Built in 1575, the fortress was the administrative center of the colony and a major outlet for slave trade. A major tourist attraction, the fort now houses a museum of Angola's armed forces, featuring bi-motor planes and combat vehicles. Using our custom trip planner, Luanda attractions like Fortaleza de Sao Miguel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful Museum, very well organised, if you book in advance you can request a guide tour. We were lucky to get this service without booking, one of the Sargent kindly showed us around.  more »
  • Fortaleza is a National Military Museum of angola. From this location you can see Luanda from the top. You can see Vasco da gama and his friend inside fortaleza.  more »
  • It nice to see how Angolan fought for independence. However there should be more info about history of the country from early days. Info in English would be good.Unless you speak Portuguese
  • Amazing space - spacious, open air, expansive, incredible almost 360 degree view of the city and it's water. Perfect space to host a festival and it was for the Biennial luanda 2019 that I found myself there. Music, food from across the continent and a beautiful sampling of Angolan food, arts, crafts, fashion and more

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