Saint George Fort (Oitavos)
Along the coastline, going from Cascais towards the Guincho beach, the Saint George Fort is a free entrance fortification to visit.
It was erected in the context of the Restoration War of Portugal’s independence. With the function to prevent landings between the beach and the Guincho beach.
Saint George Fort was usually held by a cable, three gunners and eighteen soldiers with artillery to four parts, which it remained until the nineteenth century.
It is classified as a public interest by Decree No. 735, published on DG 21 December 1974. On the eve of the twenty first century, in December 2000, was reopened as a historical-military museum and cultural space in the responsibility of the House City of Cascais, the reconstruction of the daily life of the garrison of a marine fortification in the late eighteenth century.
The Maritime fortification organic goodies rectangular plan, adapted to the relief of the cliff where it is located.
The oldest drawing identified this strong, shows, in addition to the battery on the terrace and the tank four sites, the Headquarters Troop, kitchen, dining room and bedrooms, the journal and the Chamber of commands.
The defense is completed by covering towers, sharp edges and a lone mosquito.