Portuguese Castle

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  • A view of the 16th-century Portuguese Castle in the Persian Gulf island of Hormuz. 2019-12-29 18:41

    Over $950,000 allocated for Portuguese Castle restoration in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – On Friday, Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan visited the Portuguese Castle in the Persian Gulf island of Hormuz, allocating 40 billion rials (some $952,000) for restoration of the 16th-century monument.

  • Namakdan salt cave 2019-11-20 20:07

    By Rohan Cahill-Fleury

    Explore Iran’s wondrous Persian Gulf islands you’ve never heard of

    The Persian Gulf is home to all kinds of undiscovered natural beauty. Islands are not something usually associated with the desert land of Iran. But in this vast and beautiful country, there is a bit of everything. The islands of the Persian Gulf are home to a plethora of geographical wonders, they’re easy to get to, cheap to visit, and have great weather. Yet most people don’t even know they exist.

  • Portuguese Castle of Hormuz undergoes urgent restoration 2019-07-22 17:38

    Portuguese Castle of Hormuz undergoes urgent restoration

    TEHRAN - The 16th-century Portuguese Castle of Hormuz Island, which is one of the last surviving monuments of the colonial rule in the Persian Gulf, has underwent some vital rehabilitation works.

  • People tour the Portuguese Castle of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf 2019-06-22 18:43

    Visit Portuguese Castle of Hormuz

    Where you may soak up silence while traveling through time

    TEHRAN – The crumbling Portuguese Castle of Hormuz Island, built in the early 16th century, is one of the last surviving monuments of the colonial rule in the Persian Gulf. It is now a tourism attraction where you can soak up the silence while traveling through time. For visitors it seems to be easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of Portuguese military forces five centuries ago!

  •  people visit the centuries-old ruins of a Portuguese sea fort on Hormuz Island, southern Iran. 2018-05-22 15:14

    Portuguese fort soaked in silence, history

    For visitors to a medieval sea fort on Hormuz Island it is not hard to vividly imagine the hustle and bustle of Portuguese military forces who once occupied the southern Iranian island in the early 16th and early 17th centuries.