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The Redoubt of Mount Cintra (or Mount Sintra) vulgarly known as Fort of Sacavm, is situated in the city of Sacavm, municipality of Loures, district of Lisbon, in Portugal. Situated in the right edge of the river Tranco, in the call Sintra Mount of where the name happens it, scarce the 800 meters of its confluence with the river Tagus, its construction dates to the beginning of XIX century, in the cenary of the workmanships of blockhouse of the Portuguese capital, implanting themselves in the top of a small mount about 35 meters of altitude and thus assuming a strategical position that involves the surrounding space. The plant has an irregular pentagonal format (Vauban type) and is encircled by an irrigation ditch, being partially embedded in the ground, what makes it unperceivable when seen from an inferior altitude, making possible the absorption of an eventual impact of a projctil gone off in its direction; also it was prepared to receive fast infantry in the rear and artillery in the flanks. Moreover, it was found surrounded by old plants (Plant of Loia de Sacavm, industries cooper and of peel of rice), and presently, for habitacionais blocks and the Ceramics Museum of Sacavm. On the east side runs the railroad of the Azambuja, with the station of Sacavm behind the fort, as well as the Park of the Tagus river and Tranco river, in the area of the Park of the Nations.

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O Reduto do Monte-Cintra (ou Monte-Sintra) vulgarmente conhecido como Forte de Sacavm, localiza-se na freguesia e cidade de Sacavm, concelho de Loures, distrito de Lisboa, em Portugal.

Situado na margem direita do rio Tranco, no chamado Monte Sintra donde lhe advm o nome, a escassos 800 metros da sua confluncia com o rio Tejo, a sua construo remonta ao incio do sculo XIX, no quadro das obras de fortificao da capital portuguesa, implantando-se no topo de um pequeno morro a cerca de 35 metros de altitude e assumindo assim uma posio estratgica que envolve todo o espao circundante.

De planta no formato pentagonal irregular (tipo Vauban), encontra-se rodeado por um fosso, estando parcialmente enterrado no solo, o que o torna pouco perceptvel quando visto de uma altitude inferior, para alm de possibilitar a absoro do eventual impacto de um projctil disparado na sua direco; estava tambm preparado para acolher infantaria ligeira na retaguarda e artilharia nos flancos.

Alm disso, achava-se circundado por antigas fbricas (Fbrica de Loia de Sacavm, indstrias tanoeira e de descasque de arroz), e presentemente, por blocos habitacionais e pelo Museu de Cermica de Sacavm. A leste corre a linha de caminhos de ferro da Azambuja, com a estao de Sacavm mesmo por detrs do forte, bem como o Parque do Tejo e do Tranco, na rea do Parque das Naes.

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