Portuguese fort of Matarâ (Matrah) from Prof. Rui Carita Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia
Portuguese fort of Matarâ (Matrah) from Prof. Rui Carita Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia

The Portuguese fort of Matrah (Matara)

Situated in a natural harbour near the Oman capital Muscat, tha city of Matrah (Matara).

The Portuguese built a fort in Matrah in 1588, the fort was part of the defenses of the city of Muscat.

The Portuguese controlled the fort between 1588 and 1648.

The fort at Matrah was a square fort with four bastions at the corners.

Portuguese fort of Matarâ (Matrah) from Prof. Rui Carita Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia

Portuguese fort of Matarâ (Matrah) from Prof. Rui Carita Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia

For the image thanks to Prof. Nuno Varela Rubim and Prof. Rui Carita (“O Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia, na Fortaleza de S. Julião da Barra, com 22 plantas de anónimo (I Manuel Godinho de Erédia, de cerca de 1620), e 55 plantas de anónimo (II de cerca de 1640)”).

Matara. Text of the document from Prof. Rui Carita Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia

Matara. Text of the document from Prof. Rui Carita Lyvro de Plantaforma das Fortalezas da Índia

About Marco Ramerini

I did historical research on the history of geographical exploration and colonialism, particularly on the spice islands, the Moluccas. I have designed and written some internet sites including the www.colonialvoyage.com site dedicated to the history of geographical exploration and colonialism. Then the site www.borghiditoscana.net dedicated to my region: Tuscany. As well as many other travel sites in different languages. Traveler, writer of online tourist guides. I research and write about history. Finally I am passionate about astronomy and photography.