Al Jalali Fort
Al Jalali Fort
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1,904 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Being Portuguese I must confess I was a bit disapointed not to have been able to visit this XVI th century Portuguese fort which played an important role in the past, despite the fact that I understand why one can only see it from the outside. As a Portuguese citizen I nevertheless owe the Omani rulers my utmost respect for having preserved it, togethet with the Al Mirani and the Mutrah forts.
Written 20 November 2022
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,562 contributions
Mar 2022
As my wife and I were making our way exploring Muscat, we stopped to take in a breathtaking view of Old Muscat. The structure that drew our focus was the Al Jalali Fort which is adjacent to the harbor. This Fort, which dates back to the 1580s, was originally built by the Portuguese. Once the Omani’s were able to declare victory and ownership of the country, Al Jalali Fort was used as everything from a refuge, jail and prison. It is currently a private museum where the only visitors are foreign dignitaries. Though we were unable to visit the inside of the Fort, the outside is magnificent and offers a glimpse into the architectural history of Old Muscat.
Written 22 August 2022
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,233 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
This large fortress stands on a high mountain, guarding the entrance to the harbor of Old Muscat.
The fort was built by the Portuguese under King Philip I of Portugal in the 1580s after Muscat was sacked by Ottoman forces.
The fort was twice captured by the Persians, who were brought in to help one of the rival imams.
The fortress was rebuilt several times.
It is impossible to get inside, since the fort continues to be used for its intended purpose.
Written 31 March 2022
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,410 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This fort is far from Al Alam Palace and national museum, so i did not walk there but from the distance looks nice and attractive, most people watch it from far.
Written 5 January 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,243 contributions
Nov 2019
Looks quite an impressive structure from afar. Originally a Portuguese fort now extensively rebuilt. And that’s all I can say about it because there is no entry.
Written 11 December 2019
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Marek P
Gdansk, Poland1,920 contributions
Nov 2019
The old fort was once of key importance. Together with Fort Mirani both forts towered over the Gulf of Oman and allowed to control the port. Currently, it only has museum and exhibition significance. It is worth visiting it.
Written 5 December 2019
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Shahnawaz N
Bengaluru, India306 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Al Jalali Fort stands in old muscat and is 40 mins drive from Airport. This is a beautiful place with sea view.
Written 25 March 2019
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Nick.p
Baku, Azerbaijan51 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Al Jalil Fort is very fascinating and even you cannot visit it, I recommend to go there and enjoy the view!it is close to the Sultan Palace!
Written 27 February 2019
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LuisSilveiro
Muscat, Oman401 contributions
Nov 2017
It's a shame that this remarkable Portuguese fort is only open for state affairs and not made available to the general public. It is perfectly functional with remarkable views of the bay area.
Written 16 April 2018
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,242 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
A great photo from the waterfront of this beautiful natural setting of these two forts offer sweeping views of the harbour. Unfortunately they are not open to the public but offer great photo opportunities
Written 27 December 2017
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