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“Ancient and Majestic”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Diu Fort

Diu Fort
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Diu
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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
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Ancient and Majestic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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“Diu Town's major attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

An essential part of any visit to Diu, one can easily spend 2 hours wandering around the fort and basking in its former glory. The climb up the lighthouse (at a cost of just 2 rupees) is well worth it for the views out over the fort and the surrounding area.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“A massive Portuguese fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is one of the most impressive Portuguese forts I have ever seen - and I have seen a few. This is understandable given the strategic importance of Diu for a military power such as Portugal, but the sheer scope and dimension of the fort still provokes some surprise. On the inside, unfortunately, the fort is not as well preserved as it could be. For a great perspective on Diu, go up the lighthouse.

Visited February 2014
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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Old memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Best part to feel the portugese era in div.The fort has nice scenic views all around the fort.Enjoyed going through all part and prison.
The cannon reminds a war movie.

Visited December 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Very majestic fort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

It is a huge fort with some very beautiful scenery to look out for. The Tall lighthouse was the biggest attraction and the whole Diu can be seen, standing there. A must see place.

Visited December 2013
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