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Pousada de S. Sebastião

The Pousada de Angra do Heroísmo, São Sebastião, in is located at the top of a cliff inside a sixteenth century fortress; this is the only example of military architecture. This hotel in Angra do Heroísmo is situated in a fortress commonly known as the Castelinho de São Sebastião and was ordered built by El-Rei D. Sebastião, from where it got its name, on a land overlooking the bay called the Pipas Port, which in that time was bought from Pedro do Canto e Castro. The Fortress is closed in by high rising stone walls, today found partly in ruins; yet still retaining two stone sentries on its more prominent angles facing the city and on its bay side lies a turret, which until recently held the Portuguese flag from its days of grandeur.