Portuguese Rock

Located on the grounds of the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Portuguese Park is a historic monument which marks the spot that is believed to be the earliest human remnants on the island. The letters R and P, plus the date of 1543 were engraved on the rock, marking what Portuguese historians have declared was these people's attempt at laying claim to the island, and not the sight of a Spanish shipwreck as first believed.


After years of damage both by nature and vandalists who would try and carve their own initials into the rock, Portuguese Rock was removed and put on display in a museum. Today, a bronze casting stands in it place.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Portuguese Rock may choose to book their trip in a welcoming part of Bermuda, as travelers to this region of Bermuda will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. If you'd like to stay somewhere near this historical site, you'll have a reasonable number of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

Hotels near Portuguese Rock
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Pink Beach Club Resort 1.2 mi. (7.3 km) NE
Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort 2.4 mi. (5.2 km) NE
The Mid Ocean Club Resort 2.5 mi. (5.7 km) NE
Que Sera Guest house 2.8 mi. (2.3 km) SW
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort 2.9 mi. (4.6 km) N
Erith Guest House Hotel 3.1 mi. (1.7 km) WSW
Paraquet Guest Apartments Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious visitors might additionally be enticed by the area because of the opportunities for outdoor activities. Guests with an interest in showing their proficiency on the green, will want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Ocean View Golf Course. Long moments can also be filled with time at John Smith's Bay, the nearest beach. Still, many other beach and golf attractions stand in the neighborhood. Visitors will find plenty of indoor attractions in this general area. You'll find a couple of spots worth checking out -Jeffery's Cave and Winter Haven And Summer Haven National Reserve- each of them situated within just a couple miles of the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: Off South Road, Bermuda


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