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Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Tourist Attraction

Portuguese Castle

in Hormoz Island city | Hormozgan province
Tourist Attraction

Portuguese Castle

Related to Hormoz Island (located in Hormozgan province) and Bandar Abbas city
This relic is one of the important vestiges from the times of the Portuguese and their domination on the coastal areas and islands of the Persian Gulf. The Fort of Our Lady of the Conception (Portuguese Castle) is located in north of this island. This structure was constructed in the year 1507 AD. on the orders of Alfonso de Albequrque the renounced Portuguese navigator.

The same was constructed in a vicinity known as Murna. It is an irregularly shaped and multi-sided construction, with walls to the thickness of 3.5 m and towers reaching an elevation of 12 m.

The red stone fortress was then named as the “Fort of Our Lady of Conception”, or more simply the Portuguese Castle today. Made from reddish stones on a rocky promontory at the north end of the island, the castle was cut off from the rest of the island by a moat, traces of which still remain.

The castle involves arms depot, water reservoir, barrack, prison, church, command centre and central hall.
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Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
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Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
The Portuguese Castle - Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
The Portuguese Castle - Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
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Portuguese Castle - Hormuz Island - PErsian Gulf
Portuguese Castle - Hormuz Island - PErsian Gulf
Portuguese Castle - Hormuz Island - PErsian Gulf
Portuguese Castle - Hormuz Island - PErsian Gulf
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