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Bassein Fort




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The Bassein Fort is near Vasai, north of Mumbai on the mainland of the Bombay archipelago. The Portuguese buildings inside are in ruins, although there are enough standing walls to give a good idea of the original floor plans. Some have well-preserved faȱades. Many of the arches are decorated with carved stones, some weathered beyond recognition, others still displaying sharp chisel marks. Three chapels inside the fort are still recognisable and have faȱades typical of 17th-century Portuguese churches.
The fort was established by the Portuguese as the headquarters of their Indian operations in 1534 and was the centre of their operations until 1739.
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