Faial Fortlet - Madeira Island
The Faial Fort was classified as 'Monument of Local Value' and still retains some relics such as the ten small cannon of English origin that were originally used for defence of the place and more recently were fired during the procession in honour of Senhora da Natividade.
This Fort dating from the eighteenth century presents an interesting recreational and nineteenth century architecture, having been built to serve guard purposes against frequent invaders. Today is much sought after by the views it offers, being considered one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the North of Madeira.
You have a nice view on a clear day from this Fort, so that there is the possibility to see the neighbouring island of Porto Santo like if it was floating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. If you look around, you can enjoy the beauty of Faial, São Roque do Faial and Porto da Cruz, the towering mountains, the Penha d'Águia and Ponta de São Lourenço as well.