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Aguada fort Information

 With a historical legacy of about 400 years, Fort Aguada is a massive and marvelous citadel defining the landscape of Goa. The fort together with its lighthouse is one of the most visited attractions in Goa.  

Aguada Fort


Why Aguada fort is famous?

Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese. The fort is so large that it envelops the entire peninsula at the southwestern tip of Bardez. Built on the mouth of Mandovi River, it was strategically located and was the chief defense of Portuguese against the Dutch…

Who built Fort Aguada?

Portuguese

With a historical legacy of about 400 years, Fort Aguada is a massive and marvelous citadel defining the landscape of Goa.

Fort Aguada is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort, along with a lighthouse, standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. It is an ASI protected Monument of National Importance in Goa.

What beach is near Aguada fort?

Sinquerim Beach

 The beach is located nearby Aguada beach from where Aguada fort can be seen. There are many hotels and resorts nearby the beach where people can accommodate themselves. Sinquerim beach is 1.5km from Aguada fort.

Grandeur and Glory still alive

The fort is a marvelous example of Italian architecture and Portuguese military architecture. It can store 20, 00,000 gallons of water in its enormous cistern.

Grandeur of the fort during Portuguese rule can be imagined by seeing its formidable citadel, gun powder storage, iron studded doors, secret passageways and a capacity up to 200 cannons in the upper fort.

The lower Fort is surrounded by bastions. Portuguese Ships used to come here for fresh supply of water. This area is now converted into a luxury hotel- The Fort Aguada Hotel, which is the best place to stay in Fort Aguada.

The most interesting sight to behold in this fort are the Fresh water springs called Mother of Water or Mae De Agna. Brilliant architecture and mesmerizing views of the Arabian Sea makes Fort Aguada one of the best tourist destinations to Visit in Goa.


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