Although not completed until 1627, this strategically important fortification was instrumental in defending Macau's inner harbor against the 1622 attack by the Dutch. Used only once, the fort's cannons were exchanged for rice to feed World War II refugees. Over the centuries the fort slowly fell into disrepair, and was gradually being demolished to make way for new roads. Luckily, leftover ruins were incorporated into the Pousada de Sao Tiago, a deluxe hotel that welcomes visitors to look round the remnants of the once powerful Barra Fort.
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