Pico Fort - Saint John the Baptist

The Saint John the Baptist Fort, also known as Pico Fortress, located in the parish of São Pedro, has become one of the landmarks of Madeira island.
This fortress, built in the early 17th century, was part of the city’s defence system against the frequent attacks by corsairs. Later the Radio Telegraphic Station of Funchal was installed here, which became the Naval Radio Telegraphic Station of Funchal.
With the countless antennas raised then, the people of Funchal started calling it Pico Rádio [Radio Peak].
Currently, it is militarily occupied by the Portuguese Navy, featuring a museum room that can be visited daily.