Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé. Author and Copyright João Sarmento.
Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé. Author and Copyright João Sarmento.

The Portuguese fort in São Tomé

Photos by João Sarmento. Written by Marco Ramerini.

The Portuguese Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé, São Tomé e Príncipe. The fort was built in 1575. The fort was occupied by the Dutch on 16 Oct. 1641. The Portuguese recaptured the fort on 15 December 1644.

The Fort São Sebastião is square-shaped with bastions at each corner and now houses the São Tomé and Príncipe National Museum.

Statues outside Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé. Author and Copyright João Sarmento

Statues outside Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé. Author and Copyright João Sarmento

Portuguese Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé, São Tomé e Príncipe. Google Earth

Portuguese Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé, São Tomé e Príncipe. Google Earth

Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé. Author and Copyright João Sarmento.

Fort São Sebastião, São Tomé. Author and Copyright João Sarmento.

About Marco Ramerini

I have published some writings on the history of geographical exploration and colonialism, particularly on the spice islands, the Moluccas. I designed some internet sites including the www.colonialvoyage.com site dedicated to the history of geographical exploration and colonialism. Then the site www.borghiditoscana.net dedicated to my region: Tuscany. As well as many other travel sites in different languages. Traveler, writer of online tourist guides. I research and write about history. Photographer. Finally I am passionate about astronomy.