Fort of São Vicente


The Fort of São Vicente is located in the town and municipality of Torres Vedras, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. In 1809 it was the first of 152 forts, redoubts and other defences to be developed as part of three defensive lines between the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus that were designed by the Duke of Wellington to protect the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, from possible invasion by French troops during the Peninsular War. These came to be known as the Lines of Torres Vedras. Together with the Fort of Alqueidão, it is considered the most important fortress of those constructed for the Lines.


Location" Location: 2560-629 Torres Vedras, Portugal Portugal
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Co-ordinates" Co-ordinates: 39.100280, -9.265280


Nearby Locations

Lines of Torres Vedras Portugal5.13 milesSSE
Fort of Alqueidão Portugal9.93 milesSE
Fort of Casa Portugal19.21 milesSE
Castelo dos Mouros Portugal22.29 milesSSW
Park and National Palace of Pena Portugal22.62 milesSSW
The Castelo de São Jorge Portugal27.70 milesSSE
Lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente Portugal144.14 milesS
Information correct as of 26/07/2020