Updated by UFSC, fortalezas.org database surpasses 11 thousand images of fortifications in the world

27/12/2021 14:41

Last November, the International Database on Fortifications – Fortalezas.org surpassed 11 thousand images of fortifications around the world. The access to the research platform is completely free and the responsibility of feeding the database belongs to the Fortresses of the Santa Catarina Island Coordination (CFISC) team at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), together with external collaborators.

The video below shows how the database works and how to participate as a volunteer:

Learn more about how to use the platform here.

The database is constantly updated and now has more than 300 videos and 4,000 bibliographies, in addition to over 1,000 biographies of historical characters. In the last 12 months, between November 2020 and November 2021, 3,188 new images were added to the platform – which includes not only photos, but also paintings, iconographies, maps, etc.

1848 painting of the Fort of Santa Cruz da Horta, Azores, available at Fortalezas.org

In addition, information on 884 fortifications was also registered or updated in the database, totaling 2,593 records of this type of building.

The International Database on Fortifications – Fortalezas.org is a multimedia and collaborative virtual tool. Its development started in 1999, and the platform was finally launched on the internet in 2008. The project is maintained by CFISC, linked to the Office of Culture and Arts (SeCArte) at UFSC.


In the last 12 months (between November 2020 and November 2021), the database received information on:

  • 884 fortifications around the world, out of a total of 2,593 records on the platform;
  • 777 new bibliographies, out of a total of 4,093 available (most of them with full content in PDF);
  • 46 biographies of historical characters, out of a total of 1,003 entries in the database;
  • 56 new links referring to sites with content about fortifications, totaling 1,189 websites;
  • 148 new thematic videos on fortifications, out of a total of 310 available;
  • 3,188 new images of fortifications, including photographs and old iconographies, from a total of more than 11,000 on the platform.

Translated by SINTER/UFSC.

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