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Fort Aguada, Sinquerim

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A well-preserved structure constructed in 1612, Fort Aguada sits on the mouth of River Mandovi, placed there to fend of the Dutch and the Marathas. Examine how the entire strategic construction is divided into two sections, with the upper part used as a water station and fort, and the lower as a berth for ships. The lighthouse was used to guide ships safely to their docks, until it was abandoned in 1976. Deep inside, discover the escape passage that enabled retreat during war and other emergencies. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Aguada by using our Goa day trip planning tool .
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  • Was an Awesome experience,Came back all refreshed and rejuvenated, Staff was really so hospitable ,Helpful,and felt like a Hugh family!  more »
  • During our vacay at Goa, we visited the still monumental Aguada Fort , its old architecture and history till today mesmerizes ! It a perfect location for some amazing photo shoots. Lovely view from th...  more »
  • Aguada fort is great construction build by Portuguese.aguada fort is so good and popular for its lighthouse which is so old . Please visit fort in morning or evening because of heavy sunlight in summe...  more »
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  • Overlooking the vast expanse of ‘seeming to be endless’ blue waters in front of it, Fort Aguada is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Goa. It receives a lot of tourist traffic all around the year. Reasons are that it’s excellent for sightseeing and also that it stands as a testimony to the glory of Portuguese empire.  History Construction of the fort was undertaken by the Portuguese in the year 1609 for the purpose of keeping an eye on the movements through the waters and the nearby areas and the structure was finally complete in 1612. Since then, precisely for over more than 400 years, the fort has stood strong (although some parts of it have been ruined) and its magnificence remains intact.  The location where the fort was constructed was of strategic importance to
  • A well maintained historic place to visit in Goa. The fort was constructed in 1612. This fort is divided in two segments: the upper part acted as fort and watering station, while the lower part served as a safe berth for Portuguese ships. Whereas the upper part has a moat, underground water storage chamber, gunpowder room, light house and bastions, it also has a secret escape passage to use during time of war and emergency.  Evening is the best time to visit here. Day time is too hot.
  • Nice place to visit. You can enjoy the view of a beach in an eagle's eye view. Good construction from the ancient period. It was used to store water and has the capacity to hold about 79 cannons. You can also have a view of lighthouse and I think it is also used a prison at a particular time. Also it has secret passage to escape in case of any emergency and also has number of storage rooms including gunpowder room, weapons storage and so on. One must visit this place while he is in Goa.
  • The place is great! Absolutely loved it. It's great for trekking and you can also take amazing photos at these picture-perfect locations! The trekking was quite a challenging task because, the ground was slippery. A bit more of some renovations and the place would be awesome!
  • Seems historic! Well maintained! Scenic view of the ocean. A fat tall light house kind of a structure placed on the corner of the fort looks awesome though due to the weathering of the walls , it also has a underground part which is mainly closed to the public, that part looks spooky though. One of my friend is working in archaeological department in Goa, help of him I had went on top of the old light house which is mostly close for public, really was a awesome view from the light house.
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