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Fort 41- Fort Portela Grande

In the shape of a star, an earthwork capped with stone.

It covered the eastern and western slopes of the Serra da Aguieira.

It comprised a trench, an escarpment, a counterscarp, a magazine, gun emplacements.

This fort was garrisoned by 250 infantrymen and equipped with 5 pieces of 12 calibre artillery.

For more information, contact the Heritage and Visitors’ Centre for this trail.