Al Jalali Fort
Al Jalali Fort
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,435 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 August 22, 2022
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,172 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 March 31, 2022
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swaytap
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates349 contributions
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 December 11, 2015
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FIbrahim
Muscat, Oman436 contributions
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 December 9, 2014
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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 April 16, 2018
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Mr. Engineer
Muscat Governorate, Oman730 contributions
Sep 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 September 21, 2016
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takeusanywhere
Groningen, The Netherlands299 contributions
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 March 31, 2015
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,273 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 January 5, 2020
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,235 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 December 27, 2017
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SingaporeVulture
Aasiaat, Greenland237 contributions
Oct 2014 • Business
Though the doors were closed we managed to enter via a side-door.
The location is simply magnificent and the views tremendous - definitely worth visiting
Written October 27, 2014
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