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“great week” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Diu Fort

Diu Fort
Diu Coast, Diu, India
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Diu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This fort was constructed by the Portuguese in 1535 A.D. and was one of their most important ones in Asia.
Ahmedabad, India
1 review
“great week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

amazing holiday...
great fun
clean beach
Diu Fort is facing the sea. Nice location. Good atmosphere around. Otherwise nothing much to see inside the fort.

Visited November 2013
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“Very interesting site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The fort is very interesting and in a nicely picturesque setting. There were signs around the site explaining what we were seeing which is always helpful. Between the signs and the preservation (and no litter!) it was easy to imagine living and working in such a small, isolated space. As we traveled through Gujarat this was our only chance to see something built by the Portuguese thus giving us one more insight into the complex history of India. The fort was occupied by the Portuguese for centuries...I doubt I would have liked the military work but I might have signed up just for the spectacular sea views.

Visited January 2014
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“Some nice pics”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Portuguese fort design isn't as fancy as the Mughals. The Portuguese were in a money making endeavor and didn't take quite the same pride. The fort was very utilitarian. There are some nice pics of water and the lighthouses.

Visited March 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Diu Fort is facing the sea. Nice location. Good atmosphere around. Otherwise nothing much to see inside the fort.

Visited February 2014
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Ancient and Majestic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Been there in mid February, it's beautiful, grand and clean. We spent around 2 hours with aww, being it so picturesque. We climbed all the way up to Lighthouse and view of the water was spectacular. We enjoyed takin' clicks there. It's much like all the other forts in West India in structure. Though the entry to prison was prohibited now, still its worth goin there.

Visited February 2014
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