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

A welcoming part of Bermuda is a good option for those wishing to visit Portuguese Rock, because visitors to this region of Bermuda will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. Because you'll find a broad range of hotels in the proximity of Portuguese Rock, travelers wishing to stay in the region will have ample options when choosing a room.

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
Little Pomander Guest House Guest house 3.1 mi. (1.6 km) WSW
Erith Guest House Hotel 3.1 mi. (1.7 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

Guests visiting this historic site will have no problem finding a meal afterword, since you'll discover a plentiful supply of local restaurants in this area. Foxy's Cafe is a great location to dine before spending time at Portuguese Rock, and is the most convenient dining option from it. Buzz n'Go Collector's Hill and North Rock Brewing Company are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At North Rock Brewing Company you and your party may try a bite of British meals and experience the flavors of Bermuda.


Contact Information

Location: Off South Road, Bermuda


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