Mannar Fort, Mannar

3.8
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Mannar Fort (Tamil: மன்னார்க் கோட்டை, romanized: Maṉṉārk Kōṭṭai; Sinhala: මන්නාරම් බලකොටුව Mannaram Balakotuwa) is located on Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It was built by Portuguese in 1560. The fort fell to the Dutch in 1658, and they rebuilt the fort in 1696. In 1795 the British occupied the fort following the surrender by the Dutch.
It is a square-shaped fort with four bastions and is located next to the new bridge that connects the mainland with the Mannar Island.
The fort is currently occupied by the Department of Archeology.
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  • Currently in the process of getting restored and conserved Mannar Fort is on its way to show a bit of its past glory. Built with blocks of coral and brick in the year 1560 by the Portuguese at the...  more »
  • One of the best place to visit in Mannar. very short distance from city.It is on your right when driving along causeway .This place is being renovated now. You can see a beautiful sunset and a...  more »
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  • This place situated on mannar just behind the lagoon. Entrance free and no need to take tickets. Parking is less. And safety also less. Nice view best in the evening. Ruins not much damaged. Preserve most of the things as old. Architecture is marvelous. Fort consisting large area about 2 acres. And you can move every place freely. Clean place. Behind the fort you can see fishing ports and fishing villages. Best time for leisure and day out with family.
  • This place situated on mannar just behind the lagoon. Entrance free and no need to take tickets. Parking is less. And safety also less. Nice view best in the evening. Ruins not much damaged. Preserve most of the things as old. Architecture is marvelous. Fort consisting large area about 2 acres. And you can move every place freely. Clean place. Behind the fort you can see fishing ports and fishing villages. Best time for leisure and day out with family.
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