Al Jalali Fort
Al Jalali Fort
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Russia13,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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swaytap
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
AL Jalali Fort standing steadily and firmed at the Old Muscat City, it was another attraction and a good view for photography enthusiast and a collection for traveler like me. It was one of the oldest structure in the history of Oman. I recommend to visit it in the morning or before dark to capture a great look from the harbor! A visit in Old Muscat City is just "hitting more birds in one stone" you'll see the harbor, mutrah souk, the fort and great restaurants.
Written 11 December 2015
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FIbrahim
Muscat, Oman406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
When you visit the Alam Palace in Muscat center , you will see the two proud and strength-filled historical monumental fortresses called Jalali and Mirani names after two Balushi generals who defended muscat against the Portuguese invasion. They are hundreds of years old and were used as prisons for the previous sultan opponents.
Written 9 December 2014
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LuisSilveiro
Muscat, Oman400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Mr. Engineer
Muscat Governorate, Oman861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
This is one of the oldest forts in Oman that shows the historical strengh of Oman Government during old days

This was the palace of the king and it was an army center

You can view the great view of the fort along with view of the sea
Written 21 September 2016
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takeusanywhere
Groningen, The Netherlands298 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Al Jalali Fort is only to been seen from afar which makes it hard to really appreciate it. Maybe the history is great but it would have been nice to have a more close-up experience.
Written 31 March 2015
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal3,753 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,548 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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