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Mirani Fort

Qasr Al Alam Street | Old Muscat, Oman
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Mirani Fort was built in 1550 when the Portuguese began attacking Muscat. It is one of a pair meant to guard Muscat's old harbour. Jalali Fort guards the eastern part on the opposite bank. Both are off limits to the public but at least with this one you can walk right up to it. It sits right next door to... More

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

One of the 2 forts sitting on either sides of Al Alam Palace (in old Muscat). Unfortunately its closed to public like the other one (called Jalali Fort). One can only see its walls and some towers from distance. A piece of history and Omani-Portuguese architecture. 2 out of 5.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Would have been much nicer to be able to tour inside but given current usage by military and near proximity to the palace, photographs from a distance are that are possible.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Fort Mirani is one of many forts in the Capital area that has recently been renovated. Dominates Muscat Bay and the Royal Palace behind it. A secure area and part of the security complex around the Royal Palace. Great view across the Bay and the Palace. Ample parking

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Built to protect the former Portuguese colony of Oman (1507-1650), the "Forte do Almirante", today known as Al Mirani Fort, had its construction started in 1587, at the same time of his twin-fort, the Al Jalali. Both are very imponent and guard bravely the Bay of Muscat. You can only see both forts from the outside, as visiting is not... More

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Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Same comments as I made for Jalili fort. My rating is for the vision of the fort sitting atop of the jebel in Muscat. Without it the feel of history and the vista would not be the same. I do not believe that there is free access to Mirani Fort.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The forts are a great sight from the corniche. Unfortunately they dont allow us to see the forts from the inside. It worth seeing them in the night also.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Their harbour-front location, together with the Palace and other historical landmarks of Muscat's old quarter, seem like elements . If you visit it morning and night you will different experiant . Never to be missed .

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

If you wish to have a glimse of the sea-side facade of the Al Alam Palace, head for the Mirani fort and the road that passes under the fort. You'll be also awarded with a good view of the Jalali fort on the other end of the gulf. Mirani fort itself occupies an impressive position high on a rock, but... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

It is a military installation so I am pretty sure you have to be careful about where exactly you take pictures but it is beautiful. The steps in the rocky hills is a pretty neat sight!

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