Fortress

Fortress

Kambambe [Cambambe], Kwanza, Angola

Military Architecture

The Fortress of Kambambe was built in 1691 by governor João de Lencastre, the date marked on the pediment of the entrance door which is topped by the coat of arms. It consisted of a square with bastions at the four corners and an emblazoned entranceway along baroque lines according to the model of 17th century military art, protected by artillery pieces in bronze and iron; it is presently in ruins.

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