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Montenegro, fort (Olinda)

A rudimentary Portuguese fortification on the beach constructed in 1629 by Cristovão Álvares was taken and fortified by the Dutch, this fort was called Baluarte do São Francisco, Forte Montenegro or Forte do Queijo. This fortification was captured by the Portuguese in 1649. It was later enlarged by the Portuguese and still exists today.

build start

1629

build end

1629

period

1629 rudimantary structure, fortified before 1649

historical name

Montenegro, fort (Olinda)

Forte do Queijo

Baluarte do São Francisco, fort

function Fort
location Olinda