Algarve, Portugal History. National Monuments of Portugal: Praia da Rocha, Portimão - Fortaleza de Santa Catarina de Ribamar (Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress)
At the other end of the sand stretch known as Praia da Rocha, this fortress, along with the Fort St John of Arade (São João do Arade), on the other side of the river (in Ferragudo) back in time, represented the defense of the city and the harbour of Portimao.
Originally constructed in the XVII / XVIII centuries, inside have a small chapel dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria (Santa Catarina the
Alexandria). Today, it is an open and pleasant, inviting visitors to enjoy the peaceful scenery of the sea and the beach, from anyone of its terraces.
On hot summer nights, the Moon turns the sea to silver color, "in a dazzling play of light and shadows, giving it a romantic charm ...
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