Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, Luanda

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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 views and azulejos in the building (you can see the whole history of Angola in the azulejos), quiet and wonderful surroundings.  more »
  • It houses the Military museum, but it has virtually nothing on the country's military history. Some colonial time statues torn from their locations in the city. An excellent view over the Bay of Luanda.
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  • Must visit place. Not only a local museum but great observation deck from where you can observe Luanda. Amazing view on the bay. Enjoyed walking around and see all these guns and military equipment. Place is almost always empty. I met only few guys browsing around. Entrance fee is next to nothing. 100 kwanza which is less that 25 cents. Guys, you can do entrance fee a 1000 kwanza easily, at least for the foreigners. And it would still be very affordable price. Sunbed at the privet beach cost 1500. Anyway, highly recommend! For those who doesn’t like museums, trust me, the view from the fort is outstanding!
  • ARMED FORCES MUSEUM This is the old Portuguese fortress formerly known as Fortress of São . Miguel. It has now been renamed the Armed Forces Museum. A vast collection of colonial portuguese armory, as well as statues collected from the ancient city. The other side of the building is dedicated to the recent history of the armed conflict among the three angolan belligerents. Interesting place to visit while in Luanda.
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