Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

Muttrah Fort along the Corniche


Muttrah Fort is along the Muttrah Corniche, a short walk from Muttrah Souq.

This fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the 17th century and the Omanis captured it around 1654 AD.

With such a steep rock face I never dared to even think of climbing up to the fort until my last trip to Muttrah when I noticed…

stairs leading up to the fort!  I smell “ADVENTURE“!

These pics don’t really tell the whole tale! It is a steep and tiring climb. (or it may very well be that I’m just plain out of shape!)

The boards just below the fort didn’t look that stable at all but hey, I came this far; not about to quit now!

This was as far as I could go.  Was quite impressed to turn around and take in this view!

If you ever make it to this area and decide to give this climb a try, I really wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with any health problems as it really is quite taxing on the body.  The climb down was made even harder by cramps in my legs. (Boy I sound like an old granddaddy here!)

Ah, Muttrah!