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Forte Sao Joao Baptista

Forte Sao Joao Baptista Portugal - Minho - Vila do Conde

The luxurious Hotel Forte Sao Joao Baptista is located near Porto in Northern Portugal

This XVII century fort, originally built for the military defence of the River Ave, has been converted into a small, delightful hotel. The hotel offers luxury and comfort in superb surroundings.
Forte Sao Joao Baptista Portugal - Minho - Vila do Conde
Located in Vila do Conde, approximately 30 kms from Oporto, the ‘Forte’ is situated between the River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The location is convenient for Exponor, the exhibition hall for the north of Portugal

The old part of Vila do Conde remains an active fishing port with a bustling Friday market and an interesting medieval quarter.

The narrow streets are at their best on religious holidays when the chapels in the narrow streets are alive with worshippers. Jose Regio’s house, in the Avenida named after him, is also worth a visit, displaying popular art collected by the famous writer.

The coastal road has several restaurants specialising in the local fish dishes.

The Forte opens onto a square decorated by the charismatic sculptor, Joao Antero.  It is the perfect place for parties, concerts and dining ‘al fresco’.
Forte Sao Joao Baptista Portugal - Minho - Vila do Conde
The accommodation consists of six independent units off the main patio, all with private entrance.  Those six units are built on two levels, the details are as follows :

GROUND FLOOR - Living room with fireplace, Satellite televison, CD player, direct dial telephone and mini-bar.

UPPER FLOOR - En-suite bedroom with a double bed, bath robes, hair dryer and safe.
Forte Sao Joao Baptista Portugal - Minho - Vila do Conde

The Forte Restaurant at the Forte specializes in a wide variety of local dishes served in elegant surroundings.

The Forte also has a conference room, with modern audio-visual equipment, accommodating a maximum of 180 persons.

The old sailing city of Viana do Castelo is approximately 35 kms away and is well worth a visit. Also, Porto and the famous Port Wine Lodges.

For golfers, there are courses at Quinta da Barca, Estela and Ponte de Lima and all are within easy reach by car. Oporto airport is approximately 25 kms away.

   

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