Fort St. Angelos, Kannur

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Built by the first Portuguese governor of India in 1505, Fort St. Angelos faces the Arabian Sea, offering a sweeping view of Mopila Bay and Dharmadam Island. Check the muzzle-loading cannons and walk through long fat-walled barracks or gunpowder houses. Soak in the tumultuous colonial history of the site, shared between the Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Kerala natives. A fine piece of military engineering, a wall projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Overlooking a scenic fishing village, the fort is easily accessible by car and has parking. To visit Fort St. Angelos on your trip to Kannur, use our Kannur trip itinerary planning website .
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  • October 4, 2017
    We visited St. Angelos fort during our visit to Kannur. It was a great visit. The architecture of the fort was good and it provided good opportunities for photography. Visit early mornings or towards ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Been to the Fort with my children and nephew. The kids thoroughly enjoyed their ️evening. The view of the Arabian Sea from the top is simply mind blowing, the olden era prison is something which attra...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    St.Angelo’s Fort, One of the best well preserved Fort, with rich influence of history but little known by people. Facing magnificently, the Arabian Sea, it is strategically placed at a distance of 2 k...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    A well maintained ancient fort. The history of the fort is briefly explained on the board at the entrance for the benefit of the tourists. No guide is present in the fort to explain the different portions of the fort and the part they played during the rule of various kings and emperors. It is a must see place for those who are interested in the history of Kerala.
  • July 9, 2017
    A lovely piece of history standing the test of time. It's a must visit. Peaceful and tranquil too.
  • July 8, 2017
    Good place to visit. Well maintained ancient Fort, good for people who likes historical places and study. Nice place to visit with family and friends.
  • July 8, 2017
    Historical place. Portuguese fort. Good ambience. Good view to the Sea.
  • July 8, 2017
    It is in the shore of Arabian sea. Good place to visit. Neatly maintained.

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