Mirani Fort
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Muhammad F
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Overpriced, you need to pay 10 OMR or about 25 USD. I only visit for 30 minutes because nothing inside, just a for and view deck. Really not worth it and i will not recommend it to anyone
Written 20 May 2024
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SUNILDASWANEY
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Mirani Fort is part of an exceedingly beautiful and very well-maintained landscape which is very close to the Al Jalali Fort and the equally splendid Al Alam Palace. Definitely worth visiting!
Written 24 March 2024
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,382 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The fort played an important role in the rivalry between the Ottoman empire (Turkey) and the Portuguese in this region during the 16th century. In 1552 the Ottomans captured Muscat using artillery and destroyed the fort. The Portuguese regained the upper hand again and rebuilt it in 1587. Ever since the cale-like structure with round towers basically did not change.
Written 27 February 2023
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Krupa C
Bengaluru, India212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
There are two forts, both built by the Portuguese, flanking the Al Alam Palace. The Al Mirani fort comes first as you approach from the Corniche. We accessed it by entering the street leading to the Omani and French Museum which is across the roundabout from Bait Al Zubair museum. The street is quiet and peaceful and stately because this area has all sorts of government offices.

Once on that street, admire the official buildings, a blue mosque called Masjid Al-Khor and just to behind the mosque, towering over it is the Al Mirani Fort. It looks cute because of a solid colour, smooth brown surface, making it look like a castle-shaped giant cake. Very cute. But you can check it out only from the outside.

We visited in December 2021 and at that time, some kind of renovation work was in full swing. I am guessing that they are readying the fort for public visit by building modern access like elevators and such. No idea when it will be ready.

The fort has a car parking adjacent to it. From there you can even glimpse the Al Alam Palace's back side. If you walk in the Palace's direction, you will eventually reach the National Museum. The view of the ocean is great from the car park. In the distance, you might even see a dhow boat close to the harbour, along with cruise liners.

If hungry while in this area, check out the two eateries that are near Masjid Madabgah, a minute or two away from the fort. As for toilets, I couldn't spot any and had to request the National Museum staff to allow me to use theirs.
Written 11 December 2022
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal3,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This XVI century Portuguese fort is very well preserved from the exterior (once it cannot be visited). It highlights the presence of the Portuguese in the region. Together with the remaining Portuguese forts it also displays the role it played in the past. It is located on the West side of the old Mascate, with Al Jalali fort located on the East, thus protecting the access to the old city. It is perched on steep cliffs and barely visible from the main quarter right in front of the Al Alam Palace it still seems to overlook.
Written 20 November 2022
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,825 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Like the nearby Al Jalali Fort, the Al Mirani Fort is a 16th Century Fort was built by the Portuguese in an effort to protect the harbor at what is now Old Muscat. Although Al Mirani Fort ultimately failed to protect the Portuguese from invasion, it is still is a striking structure in Old Muscat though visits inside the Fort are not permitted.
Written 24 August 2022
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Konstantia M
Piraeus, Greece1,533 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I didn't have the chance to get inside. It is near the palace Al Alam, ideal for a relaxing walk and to take some pictures from the old port.
Written 26 May 2020
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khalil
Muscat, Oman5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Tells about Oman History in the past , need to be managed very well and kept modern , it's reflect our culture and explain more and more.
Written 11 February 2020
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,549 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This fort is 5 min walk from Al alam palace, i did not get chance to get in but it is a massive Fort which you can see while walking around. Nothing special but nice
Written 3 January 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,700 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
What you expect from a fort built several hundred years ago on the coast by the Portuguese originally and recently restored. A big fort built on a rocky promontory guarding the old harbour. It is just a pity that you can’t get into it to properly appreciate anything or enjoy the views it could give.
Written 11 December 2019
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