One of the mainstay attractions in Jepara is Portuguese Fort which is located in the Village District Banyumanis Keling or 45 miles to the north of the city of Jepara, and to achieve it are paved roads and regular transport.
Geographical terms of this castle seems to be very strategic for military purposes in particular the ability of old cannon firing unlimited 2 s / d 3 km only. The fort was built on a rock ats on the seafront and right in front of him lay.
so practical strait in front of the fort is under the control of the Citadel cannon so that it will affect the cruise ship to Jepara Indonesia from the East or vice versa.
In 1619, the city Jayakarta / Sunda Kelapa entered the Dutch VOC, and is currently the Sunda Kelapa renamed Batavia considered the beginning of the growth of imperialist colonization by the Dutch in Indonesia. Sultan Agung of Mataram king had sensed the danger of his situation falls into the hands of the Dutch town of Jayakarta. Sultan Agung to the armed forces prepare to repel the Dutch colonialists.
King of Mataram determination was carried out in succession in 1628 and ended in 1629 with the defeat on the part of Mataram.