Located on top of a rocky, narrow hill, Mutrah Fort stands tall facing the sea and inhaling the winds that waft the fragrant memory of ships gone by, ships that once sailed these azure waters.
This enchanting 16th-century fort was erected by the Portuguese during their period of supremacy and by the looks of it seems it was the only link connecting Muscat and Muttrah then. The fort was mainly used for military purposes and was even used as a detention center for confining prisoners. The monument features three circular towers- one sits on the summit and among the remaining two, one is perched at the western end, and the other is housed towards the northern part of the large tower. The Fort restores a watch tower that offers magnificent views of the harbor and city. Public access to the fort is prohibited, although visitors are allowed to scale the edge of the monument to enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding area. From the flank of the fort, lunge your soul in the splendorous sea view; inhale the fragrant breeze that is sure to transport you to the Portuguese era, with memories of ships that once sailed these cerulean waves.