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The Portuguese fortress of Diu is a formidable and imposing structure in the extreme south east point of the island. The fort has an area of 56736 sq meter in which it had facilities for the storage of all kinds of arms and ammunitions, ration and water which could withstand siege of the fort for longer duration. There are many underground escape channels inside the fort at Diu. This fort is considered to be the most important Portuguese fort situated in Asia. The fort was constructed by Nuno-Da-Cunha in the year 1536. It was later reconstructed by Viceroy D.Joao-De-Castro in the year 1546. There are two gateways to enter into this historic citadel. The landing pier and the gateway is protected by the St. George Bastion which is considered to be the oldest part of the fort. The bastion was guarded by Capt.Nannel-De-Souza-De-Supulvedaa who later this fortification till the sea.