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This huge fort is also known as the Nani Daman Fort. The most conspicuous part of this place is its magnanimous gateway that faces the river. Located towards the north of the River Damanganga, St. Jerome Fort is an ancient citadel that gives detailed insights into Daman's rich colonial history. This fort is named after St. Jerome, an eminent priest and theologian of the ancient times. The construction of this fort was initiated by Dom Jeronimo de Azevado – the 12th Portuguese Viceroy of India, after the Mughal invasion in AD 1614. It was in AD 1672, during the time of Dom Franciso de Gama, when this fort was built completely.

There is a large statue of St. Jerome, one of the most eminent fathers of the Catholic Church, inside the fort premises. The complex contains other attractions namely the church of Our Lady of the Sea and a Jain temple. The fort on the whole offers a beautiful view of the fish market below and the hustle-bustle that comes along with it. The scenery is beautiful and this is one of the most pretty and popular tourist attractions.

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