Fortim de São José Viewpoint

Located on one of the two islands in Funchal port, and regarded as the first place where those who discovered the island took shelter, in 1419, São José fort was appointed as the first Atlantic Port and the most western port in Europe, with a key role in the expansion of Europe as a seafaring region. This infrastructure also served as the invaders’ general barracks and, later on it was used as a prison, when it was occupied by British troops, between 1801 and 1807.