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

Portuguese Rock is located in a nice area within Bermuda, meaning guests staying in this area of Bermuda will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There is a respectable collection of lodgings in the area near this facility.

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

Lively travelers might additionally be enchanted by the region because of the options for outdoor options. Historic site guests also wishing to get in a game of golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Ocean View Golf Course. If golfing isn't your thing, think about checking out John Smith's Bay, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. While the options above may be the easiest to get to, you'll still have access to a wide selection of equally enjoyable beach and golf options. Historic site visitors will encounter a variety of other local attractions in this general vicinity. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two more places close-by you may find worth a visit--Jeffery's Cave and Winter Haven And Summer Haven National Reserve.


Contact Information

Location: Off South Road, Bermuda


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