Forte Defensor Perpétuo

On a small hill just outside of the historic town of Paraty sits Forte Defensor Perpétuo, the site of a 19th century fort. The road to the fort is a dirt path that’s a short, pleasant walk through a forest. The walk to provides decent views of Paraty.

The road to Forte Defensor Perpétuo in Paraty, Brazil

The road to the fort

View of Paraty on the walk to Forte Defensor Perpétuo in Paraty, Brazil

View of Paraty on the walk to the fort

Once I reached the fort, it was disappointing. It’s not much of a fort at all. There was a building that housed a small museum that I didn’t visit and a few cannons perched on what’s left of a defensive wall.

Forte Defensor Perpétuo in Paraty, Brazil

Forte Defensor Perpétuo

The best part of being at the fort were the views of the bay. I also got a good laugh at the signs warning of accidents with oysters. I’m sure it’s dangerous when someone falls, but that’s the first time I’ve seen an oyster warning sign.

The view from Forte Defensor Perpétuo in Paraty, Brazil

The view from the fort

Oyster warning! Forte Defensor Perpétuo in Paraty, Brazil

Oyster warning!

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