Built or owned by Portuguese

Sites outside the current borders of Portugal that were built or owned by Portuguese persons.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Banc d'Arguin The island of Arguin was controlled by Portugal from 1445 - 1633.
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Fernando de Noronha - many forts within the inscribed Natural Reserve
Churches and Convents of Goa Built under Portuguese colonial rule
Cidade Velha Fort Real de Sao Filipe (1590)
Colonia del Sacramento fortifications
Congonhas commissioned by Portuguese adventurer, Feliciano Mendes in the 18th century (wiki)
Fort Jesus
Forts and Castles Gold Coast Axim Santo Antonio, Elmina Fort Sao Jorge
Funerary and memory sites of the First World War PC02 Portuguese Military Cemetery of Richebourg-l’Avoué
Goias Gold was discovered in the gravel of a tributary of the Araguaia River by the bandeirante Bartolomeu Bueno da Silva (the Anhanguera) in 1682. The settlement he founded there, called Santa Anna, became the colonial town of Goias Velho (wiki)
Island of Gorée Built under Portuguese colonial rule, The shipping of slaves from Goree lasted from 1536 when the Portuguese launched the slave trade to the time the French halted it 312 years later
Island of Mozambique Fortress of Sao Sebastiao
Macao Citadel of Sao Paulo do Monte, Guia Fortress
Mazagan "The Portuguese first settled the site of Mazagan in 1502, after it had been a Portuguese protectorate since 1486. The name Mazagan, which occurs in Arabic and foreign documents from the 11th century, was pronounced Mazagao in Portuguese. The only construction on the site was a tower called el-Brija. After some years in temporary shelters, the Portuguese decided in 1514 to build a citadel" (AB ev)
Mbanza Kongo colonial period buildings
Medina of Essaouira The late 18th century Portuguese church
Melaka and George Town A Famosa
Old Town of Galle Parts of now mainly Dutch fortifications
Olinda The settlement of Olinda was founded in 1535 by Duarte Coelho Pereira, a nobleman, military leader, and colonial administrator in the Portuguese colony of Brazil (wiki)
Ouro Preto built on pioneering mining wealth under Portuguese colonial rule (AB ev)
Paraty and Ilha Grande
Qal'at al-Bahrain Qal'At Al-Bahrain
Rio de Janeiro The Niteroi forts of Fortaleza de Sta Cruz, Forte Sao Joao, Pico Fort, Imbao Fort - "There is a group of Portuguese forts on Niteroi (AB)
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Fort Santiago
Salvador de Bahia Several including Santo Antonio da Barra, Santa Maria and Sao Diogo
São Francisco Square "it demonstrates the occupation processes of the region and the development of towns founded during the reign of King Philip II, during the 60-year period when Portugal was under Spanish domain" (AB ev)
São Luis The Historic Centre of Sao Luis is an outstanding example of a Portuguese colonial town; The Portuguese Jerónomo de Albuquerque drove them [the French] out in 1615 (AB ev)


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