The Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (Fortress of São Miguel) is a Portuguese fortress built in 1576 and was for many years a self-contained town protected by thick walls encrusted with cannons. Inside the fort, elaborate ceramic tiles tell the story of Angola from early years, and in the courtyard are large, imposing statues of Portugal's first king and other notables.
Address: Calçada de São Miguel, Luanda, Angola
Phone: +244 929 216 873
Architect: Paulo Dias de Novais
The Museum of Armed Forces is inside the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel: it includes bi-motor airplanes, combat vehicles, and diverse arms and artifacts used during Angolan wars.
Phone: +244 913 622 204
One of the most interesting sights in Luanda, an ancient Portuguese fortress/museum perched on top of the hill, with beautiful sea views. The fortress contains several mosaics dating from the colonial era, although many of them have been vandalized.
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