São Tiago Fortress

With the intention of protecting the city of Funchal from the attacks of pirates around 1614, the construction of the São Tiagos’s fortress started.

Its construction was the responsibility of master builder Jerónimo Jorge and, years later, his son Bartolomeu João completed it. Under the responsibility of the engineer Tossi Columbina (author of the project of Funchal’s port) phase of works was finished in the 17th century and the second phase around the 18th century

Address: Rua do Portão de São Tiago, Funchal

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Entry: Paid

Contact: 291 213 340