Fort of Saint Anthony of Barra in Estoril parish, located in Cascais. In fact, the most monumental building we saw in Cascais. The previous summer residence of Salazar, was just recently renovated and opened to the public.
One day we had a crazy idea to walk along the Tagus shore from Lisbon Belem to Cascais. As a result, the hike took us most of the day and was absolutely spectacular. No doubt we would definitely repeat it. In the end, however, after more than 20 kilometres, we were sunburned, dead tired and just wanted to take a taxi home. But when we saw the castle-like fortress on the horizon whilst approaching Cascais, we had to visit – we just couldn’t help it.
Forte de Santo António da Barra
The Fortecame to be a star-shaped fortress, dating back to 16th century, when King Philip I decided to strengthen the defence system along the Tagus river. Later, became famous because it was a summer residence of the António de Oliveira Salazar, during the dictatorship period.
From interesting facts: Salazar happened to have had an accident during one of his stays in the fortress. He fell out of a chair and suffered a cerebral bleed. This accident led to the end of his career as the Prime Minister.
To sum up, The fort was opened to the public in 2018, so we were very lucky to see it at the beginning of 2019. There are many installations with an explanation of the history of the Fort , its function and display and how it was used by Antonio Salazar. It was very intriguing to discover the fortress and to take those extra thousands of steps to explore it.
Get it On Your Wall
My goal is always to create the best possible and most exciting photos to do justice to the places where they’ve been taken.
Maybe this place evokes some good memory for you?
Or it's a place which you always dreamed to be one day?
I wish a high-quality print of my photo will bring you a feeling of being there at any time!
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Money Back Guarantee
All artwork purchases are covered under our 100%, "take 30 days decide" money back guarantee.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it for a credit, refund or exchange within 30 days.
Lifetime Fade Free
The artworks sold as "Fine Art Prints" are exclusively printed using fade-free fine art archival papers and inks.
If your artwork was to fade, send it back to us and we will replace it at no charge for as long as you own it. No questions asked.
Lifetime Framing Warranty
We use only use the finest archival materials, and we guarantee that our framing will not damage your artwork in any way.
However, if for some reason something was ever to happen, you are 100% covered. If artwork was damaged because of our framing, we will reframe or replace it at no charge.