Image by Jenny Walker Lonely Planet
Built by the Portuguese in the 1580s, this fort dominates the eastern end of Mutrah harbour. Used for military purposes, it has at long last reopened to visitors. There's not much to see inside although the three-tower structure may be of interest to military buffs. Even if you have fort fatigue, it's fun to scale the flank of the building for a good view of Mutrah and the ocean.