Pico Fortim Viewpoint

The Pico Fortim Viewpoint was built as a lookout point in 1708 and was later dismantled in 1804. Nowadays, you can still see the walls of grey basalt. At this viewpoint there are ten cannons that were once fired during the festivities of Our Lady of the Nativity.
From this viewpoint there is a fascinating view over the western part of the island, in particular of Ponta de S. Lourenço, as well as the Penha d’Águia cliff.
On clear days you can also see the island of Porto Santo.