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Monuments : Daman & Diu


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Monuments : Daman & Diu

Fort of Moti Daman

Moti Daman, the Old Portuguese Township is encompassed by a massive fort known as Daman Fort. Its ten bastions and two gateways were constructed in 1559 and it is ringed by a moat liked to the river.

Fort of Nani Daman

St Jerome’s Fort, also known as Fort of Nani Daman is less grand but is more famous for its beautiful chapel of Our Lady of the Sea. The chapel has a delicate, classical facade of 12 columns crowned with a cross. The gateway of this large fort is adorned with a statue of St Jerome and two human figures.

Light House

The light house is located to the north of Daman Fort. One can have a fine view of the Gulf of Cambay from the top of this light house.

Diu Fort

The majestic Diu Fort is situated on the eastern end of the island, dominating the town. Built in 1535, the fort was the lifeline for Portuguese establishment in Diu. The impressive double moat, old canons are its main attractions. A splendid view of the sunset can be seen from this fort.

Nagar Seth Haveli

Diu retains a distinctly Portuguese atmosphere including churches and mansions. Nagar Seth Haveli is particularly outstanding with its carved balconies and stone lions.

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