St Jerome Fort

St Jerome Fort, Daman: Address, St Jerome Fort Reviews: 3.5/5

St Jerome Fort
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Saurabh M
Mumbai, India173 contributions
An Old Partugese Fort
Mar 2020
n old outpost type of fort.... Portuguese era.... It is also known as nani daman fort
The Fort is located on the northern side of the Damanganga River and has been named after the 12th Portuguese viceroy of India called Dom Jeronimo de Azevado. The construction of the fort had started in 1614 at the time the island had been invaded by the Mughals and was completed by 1672. The fort is spread over an area of 12250 sq.m and houses a beautiful small church in its premises.
This small fort with high stone walls has three bastions and two gateways that face the river with a huge statue of St. Jerome and two magnanimous human figures. The Nani Daman Fort encircles an area of 12,250 sq. meters. The imposing church of Our Lady of the Sea is the principal building within the fort.
The ramparts are a good place from which to take a clear view of the fish market and small fishing fleet which anchors alongside. To the north is a Jain Temple whose inside walls are covered with glassed-over 18th century murals that portray the life of Mahavira, the founder of Jainism. Mahavira was born in 599 B.C. He lived for 72 years. He discarded family life in 569 B.C. He attained omniscience in 557 B.C. and entered into Nirvana in 527 B.C. He was the last Tirthankara. Mahavira lived a life of complete truthfulness, a life of perfect honesty and a life of absolute chastity.
There is a church inside the fort compound.
The St. Jerome Church has been named after the renowned Christian Saint named St Jerome. The most eye-catching part of the church is the intricately carved gateway facing the river and with a large statue of the saint. The main building inside the fort is the impressive Church of Our Lady of the Sea. This Catholic Church is one of the initial seats of office and has an excellent altar with superb panelling. You can also enjoy a clear view of the fish market and small fishing fleet from the church premises.
Written November 15, 2020
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Lindon H
Bruny Island, Australia402 contributions
interesting port area
Dec 2019
We were too late to explore the Fort, but the water front area around the fort was abuzz with activity and beautiful fishing boats tied up out from of the main gate
Good snacks and chai at the front gate
Enjoy the atmosphere at sunset
Written May 11, 2020
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Chetan_1972
Mumbai, India203 contributions
Old fort good view
Mar 2020
An old fort which offers a good scenic view of the ocean nothing much to do here a temple nearby is good
Written March 1, 2020
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ankushsunkale
Mumbai, India378 contributions
ancient portugese fort of 17th century
Nov 2019
Good place for history lovers and trekkers. Though fort is on land and not much reclimbing is required. I had a round over fort wall top , it is not secured with railing so with kids you need to be careful. In this fort there is school, church and crematorium. Not well maintained . Parking is free around fort area. It is open so best place to visit is winter.
Written February 27, 2020
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RajeshGoyal_NewDelhi
New Delhi, India40 contributions
A very good example...
Nov 2019 • Family
#St_Jerome_Fort in Daman which gives insights of Daman's rich colonial history was built in AD 1672 & named after St. Jerome, an eminent priest & theologian of the ancient times. They say it is spread over 30 sq. km. Best part is that it has a cemetery, church, temple & a school as of today... All at one place inside the fort with giant gateway facing the Damanganga river. That's how you can make best use of these old forts. I sincerely wish if every important heritage building & ruins in the country can be put to some meaningful use instead of leaving these deserted.
Written December 8, 2019
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P Nakkeeran
Chennai (Madras), India167 contributions
17th Century Portuguese Fort
Oct 2019 • Solo
It's a 17th century Portuguese Fort still standing tall and strong. We can climb the walls of the fort and walk around the walls.
Written October 19, 2019
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Rahul
New Delhi, India153 contributions
Watch from outside
Mar 2019
when i reach its closed so before visiting, please take care of time when this open and when it closed
Written August 28, 2019
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Phoenix_SG_99
Mumbai, India80 contributions
A unique experience
May 2019
Among the only forts where you can climb up the stairs to the the roof and high walls of the fort.
Though not renovated it is decently maintained thus allowing you to get a feel of medieval forts
Written August 27, 2019
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Sharad G
Navi Mumbai, India97 contributions
Must visit this Fort
Aug 2019
It is a well maintained inhabited Fort with market and Church inside the Fort walls. Good well defined moat around the perimeter. Good for imparting basic idea of a Fort to children
Written August 16, 2019
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,095 contributions
Needs maintenance asap
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is the fort that one can see from the Moti Daman fort across the river. The condition of the place is in stark opposite of the grand Moti Daman fort. Only the ramparts are left in dilapidated condition. This fort has a school, church and cemetery within it. There is not much to do within the compound. Daytime visits are made worse because of the absence of any shady area to rest. Some refreshments are available near the entrance.

The authorities should put up more information boards highlighting the history of the place as they have done for the main fort compound. Overall can be covered within 30 minutes.
Written June 20, 2019
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