Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, also known as the Lagos Fortress is a small, 17th century military fortress which was built next to the harbor to protect the town of Lagos from attacks. Today however, the well preserved fort is a great example of military architecture, and has become a popular tourist attraction. It is also known to host exhibitions and other events. To enter the square fort, visitors will have to cross a small drawbridge into the courtyard which consists of a chapel and a museum. While here, visitors must make it a point to climb the ramp which leads to the top of the fort. From the battlements, they will be met with incredible views of the town of Lagos and the bay. Also accessible from here are the guard towers.
Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am–12:30 and 2:00pm–5:00pm Closed on Mondays
Around 30 minutes or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The fort’s architecture and the view from the top
Muslim tourists will not be able to find prayer facilities at the Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, nor will they be able to locate any mosques or Islamic Centers in the town of Lagos. Muslim visitors will therefore have to find a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers, and if unable to, they will have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times.
The Forte da Ponta da Bandeira does not house a food outlet. Visitors will however be able to find plenty of restaurants and cafés in the town of Lagos. While there are no known Halal restaurants in the town, Muslim tourists will be able to dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes at a local non-Halal restaurant.