Fort Orange & Crown of the Airplane
The municipality of Itamaraca, about 50 miles north of Recife, has two attractions that are worth the ride. The first is the Orange Fort, built by the Dutch in 1631, in Taipei, and was rebuilt in stone by the Portuguese, 1654. Today the area is occupied by a museum where they are stored archaeological fragments found in excavations and panels with reproductions of historical maps. From there, looks out at the Crown of the Airplane, a cozy little island with good infrastructure tents. To get to the crown, take a boat or a speedboat on the beach of Fort Orange.
Located at the southern entrance of the channel of Santa Cruz on the island of Itamaracá.
It was built shortly after the invasion of Itamaracá by the Dutch in 1631, designed by the engineer Pieter Van Bueren. Fort Orange was named in honor of the House of Orange, the princes descended from William the Silent.
In the late seventeenth century, already occupied by the Portuguese, the Orange came to be called the Fortress of Santa Cruz.
Initially built in rammed earth in the early eighteenth century, was clad in stone and mortar by Portuguese engineers, saving, however, traced the original Dutch, with its four bastions. At that time, he also won the gateway to Portuguese coat.
The Fort, which is still called the Orange, is open to visitors, becoming the main tourist attraction of Itamaracá.
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Map of Fort OrangeAddress: R. Forte Orange Itamaracá - PE
Activities near to Fort Orange
|Maria Farinha Beach (beach) -
The beach has shallow clear waters and small waves, which allow a person to walk several meters into the sea and not have the water not pass their waist, which makes it great for children. Filled with restaurants and piers, Maria Farinha Beach is an excellent place for water sports, which will only expand as a project by the government of Pernambuco is working on turning Maria Farinha Beach into the largest nautical center in t...|
Distance: 4.40km from the Fort Orange
|Veneza Water Park (park) -
Great waterpark in Pernambuco. Is ninety thousand square meters of pure fun and adrenalin. Super-radical waterslides, rapids, lazy river, wave pool, bars, restaurants and more.
Located between the river and the sea depth for the stunning Maria Farinha (north coast of Pernambuco), the Venice Water Park is the largest waterpark in Pernambuco with 90,000 square meters totally focused on entertainment and recreation.
Address: Veneza Water Park Av. Dr. Cláudio José Gueiros Leite, 10050 - Maria Farinha, Paulista - PE,
Distance: 4.42km from the Fort Orange
|Conceição Beach (beach) -
This small clean beach, with white sand, reefs along the coast and palm trees lining the shore make this a great place for bathing, relaxing and resting. It is often visited by locals who wish to get a break from the hectic capital. Frequented by many locals during the summer, Conceição Beach has had many vacation homes built nearby to allow visitors to spend extended periods out here.
With two ...|
Address: Praia da Conceição - PE
Distance: 6.80km from the Fort Orange
|Itamaracá Beach (beach) -
This area is actually an island which comprises a city and several beaches. Itamaracá is one of the oldest cities in Brazil, with much historical importance, and many ancient buildings still present, including Orange Fort from 1654. The waters around here are calm, with many sand banks and small waves. The area is perfect for diving, swimming or simply strolling along the beaches enjoying the many nearby stal...|
Address: Itamaracá - PE
Distance: 7.16km from the Fort Orange
|Igarassu historic site (historical) - The municipality of Igarassu is located approximately 30 km from Recife, on the northern coast of the metropolitan region of Pernambuco State. One of its main attractions, besides its beautiful sandy beaches and calm waters, is its Historic Site, one of the Civil and Religious Heritage of the most important country, which highlight the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, one of the oldest Brazil, and the Convent of St. Anthony, where is...|
Address: Prefeitura Municipal de Igarassu R. Dantas Barreto, 45 - Centro, Igarassu - PE
Distance: 7.66km from the Fort Orange
|Gavoa Beach (beach) -
Calm waters, and fluffy sand is what you will find on Gavoa Beach, which is located between Itamaracá Beach and Maria Farinha Beach. Gavoa Beach is a departure point for many boats which sail to nearby beaches, such as the Coroa do Avião. Coconut palms and creeping species of vegetation are found along the 1,000 meters of sand, while shallow water, with small waves greet you in the ocean. The wat...|
Address: Marina Gavôa Ltda. Lg Sítio Boa Vista - Nova Cruz, Igarassu - PE
Distance: 7.66km from the Fort Orange
|Nossa Senhora do Ó Beach (beach) -
This beach is just one mile long, but is filled with bars and kioskes. Near the center of Olinda, it´s visited by many olindenses for a bath and a beer.
Location: Between Rio Doce 10744 and Janga 10746
Distance: 17 km from the Capital
Located in the municipality of Paulista - with more than a mile long - the beach of Nossa Senhora do O has the edge in its fine sand, coconut trees and under...|
Address: Ns. do Ó Paulista - PE
Distance: 9.60km from the Fort Orange
|Pau Amarelo Beach (beach) -
The name means "Yellow Wood". Also with palm trees and reefs, which create natural pools. Many kioskes along the beach selling food and drink. Another attraction is Forte do Pau Amarelo, built in 1719, and open to visitation.
Between Janga 10746 and Conceição 10748
Considered one of the smaller beaches of Paulista, the ed...|
Address: Pau Amarelo Paulista - PE
Distance: 10.36km from the Fort Orange
|Janga Beach (beach) - Janga is an urban beach, with plenty of bars and fun business. The beach is known for having groups dancing ciranda, a traditional rythm of the region.With four kilometers long, Praia do Janga has a sharp fall during low tide, and you can quietly walk along the sand in this period. Situated between the edge of the beach and waterfront Enseadinha Pau Amarelo, Janga still suffers the influence of artificial reefs, which hold the sea. With...|
Address: Janga Paulista - PE
Distance: 12.10km from the Fort Orange
|Pinacoteca de Igarassu Museum (museum) - Museu Pinacoteca de Igarassu
Obras dos séculos 17 e 18 demonstram os momentos históricos importantes para Pernambuco, além de santos mártires, Jesus e São Francisco.
Rua Barbosa Lima, s/nº - Igarassu
Fone: (81) 3543.0258
Horário de visitação: diariamente, das 8h às 17h
Entrada: R$ 1,00|
Address: Rua Barbosa Lima, s/nº - Igarassu, Recife, Brazil
Distance: 12.63km from the Fort Orange
|Venice Water Park (activity) - Veneza Parque Aquático
Offering a great way to cool yourself down on even the hottest of days, the Veneza Parque Aquático is situated within the metropolitan area, roughly 20 km / 12 miles to the north of Recife city centre, in nearby Paulista. The Veneza Water Park is a large and busy attraction, drawing crowds of children, who come to enjoy the Oahu Wave Pool, the Mermaid Shower, the meandering Amazon River (com...|
Address: Avenida Doutor Cláudio José Gueiros Leite 1050, Paulista, Pernambuco, Brazil, BR
Distance: 15.32km from the Fort Orange
Restaurants near to Fort Orange
Sampa Boutique do Pão is a Bakery restaurant that is roughly 13.25km from Fort Orange and can be found at Av. Presidente Castelo Branco, 5872
Puxinanã is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 15.63km from Fort Orange and can be found at Rua da Saudade, 400
Simone Barros Doceria is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 19.65km from Fort Orange and can be found at Rua Manoel dos Santos Moreira, 133
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