St. Jerome Fort in 10 Breathtaking Photographs

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You can see the cross from far away. It looms as a landmark just like the lighthouse on the other bank. As you walk closer, you behold the majestic gates of the Nani Daman Fort, also known as St. Jerome Fort.

Exploring the Fort of St. Jerome is one of the top 5 things to do in Daman, a tiny coastal town located on the western mainland of the Indian subcontinent, one half of the Union Territory of Daman & Diu.

Steeped in rich history, the St. Jerome Fort is a spectacular example of Portuguese architecture and a must see on your Daman itinerary.

This historical fort located in Nani Daman is named after St. Jerome, one of the most eminent fathers of the Catholic Church. Commencing after the Mughal invasion in 1614 AD by the 12th Portuguese Viceroy of India, Dom Jeronimo de Azevado, the fort got completed in 1672 AD.

The gigantic gateway overlooks the Daman Jetty. Engraved on its walls is a huge statue of St. Jerome and two humongous human figures on either side of the gates. Enclosed within the fort complex are a church, a school (Our Lady of the Sea) and a cemetery.

While visiting the fort, you can also drop by The Gandhi Park just beside and the temple of Shri Satya Narayan nearby. You can reach the fort by crossing the bridge over Daman Ganga River from Moti Daman.

I have curated a collection of these 10 photos of St. Jerome Fort from my Daman photos album. These will give you a tour of the beautiful fort. 

St. Jerome Fort in 10 Breathtaking Photographs

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The giant entrance to the St. Jerome Fort with the statue of St. Jerome and two human figures
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The shadow of the fort gate falling on the adjoining field with the church and Our Lady of the Sea school in the distance
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Rear view of the fort overlooking the cemetery, church and school
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The entire stretch of the fort as seen from the other end
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The cross of St. Jerome Fort can be seen even from a distance
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Front view of the fort overlooking the Daman Jetty, Moti Daman Fort and lighthouse
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The interior of the fort offers a panoramic view of the coastline and lighthouse
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The walls of the fort tremble with history and stories
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The walls of the fort form a perfect frame
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The church on the other end of the fort

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