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Forte dos Reis Magos Tours

Forte dos Reis Magos

Star-shaped Forte de Reis Magos (Three Wise Men Fort) predates the founding of Natal by nearly two years. The Portuguese began building the fort on January 6, 1598, the same day they celebrated Epiphany, hence the name and shape of the fort.

Natal, named after the Portuguese word for ‘Christmas’, was founded 23 months later on December 25, 1599.

Religious considerations aside, the decision to build the fort at the mouth of the Potengi River was purely a strategic one. Located on a sand bar that is covered at high-tide and positioned at Brazil’s easternmost point, Forte de Reis Magos was ideally placed to defend the continent from European and African advances.

The whitewashed and turreted fort walls were built to last and inside you’ll find a chapel, a well, cannons and soldiers' quarters. If you don’t come for the history, come for the views – its prime location at the tip of the peninsula affords fantastic vistas across the city to the south and the surrounding sand dunes.

Practical Info

Forte de Reis Magos is north of Natal city, at the mouth of the Rio Potengi and at the very tip of the peninsula.

Catch a taxi to Av. Pres. Café Filho and walk up Av. Praia do Forte.


Address: Av. Pres. Café Filho, Natal, Brazil
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Natal City and the Southcoast Tour

Visit Fortaleza dos Reis Magos and Ponta Negra on this full-day guided sightseeing tour from Natal. In a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, take a scenic drive on the Coastal Highway to visit an important civic landmark and some of the city's most beautiful beaches. Wade in the tranquil waters of Pirangi Beach and make a stop at the world's largest cashew tree. Round-trip transportation from Natal hotels is included.
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Cultural Tours

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João Pessoa City Day Tour

The main attraction of this tour is the beautiful beaches of Natal, which along the way pass through points like the Forte dos Reis Magos, a military building over 400 years old. In the Mãe Luíza Lighthouse you can choose to climb the 151 spiral steps and dazzle the view towards the sea. In addition you will visit the Morro do Careca, one of the most famous dunes in the area, with about 107 meters, this is definitely an ideal place for an aerobic or 'buttski' descent. One of the most awaited stops is Genipabu Beach, a beautiful place with environmental protection, a dune complex and a freshwater lagoon. Be sure to also check out the buggy options and exotic camel or sheep races.
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Natal Day tour pick up in João Pessoa

On this tour you will leave João Pessoa, Paraíba and continue to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, for an unforgettable day. We will know the city considered the land of the sun and the dunes through a panoramic tour through the main tourist attractions of the city of Natal. You will pass by the Forte dei Tre Re, near the Madre Luisa Lighthouse, with a stop to see Morro do Careca, places that are among the 10 best tourist attractions of Natal.From there we will continue to the famous beach of Genipabu, with its marvelous dunes and its natural lagoons. Because of the famous dunes, be sure to check out the buggy options, the descents of 'buttski' and the interesting walks in camel or jegue. The day will end with the return to João Pessoa, after incredible experiences in Natal.
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Natal City Tour including Camurupim Beach

A surprising tour of the city, where you will be able to go from the main Historic monuments, showing the Via Costeira, Areia Preta urban Beaches, Praia dos Artistas, Meio and Forte, Fortaleza dos Reis Magos, Neighborhoods of Santos Reis, Rocas and Ribeira , City center, knowing crafts, among other tourist attractions.Then it coast along the highway Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, through the beach of Ponta Negra. In the Route of del Sol, passing in front of Campo Barreira do Inferno Rocket, Pium district, Elbow, amongst others. Pirangi do Norte, which includes a visit to the largest cashew structure in the world, and the tours continues onto South Pirangi Beach, Buzios, Tabatinga to Camurupim Beach, with a stop for a swim in the ocean. Bring bathing clothes, sunscreen and towels.
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