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- Address: Aguada - Siolim Rd, Sinquerium, Candolim, Aguada Fort Area, Goa, 403515, Panaji, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8025308138
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
Aguada Fort - Review
Even though only parts of this fort remain it is still very beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Built by the Portugese and the Marathas the fort is a wonderful amalgamation of the two cultures. This is very apparent in its architecture.
The primary purpose of the fort was to keep prisoners and to provide freshwater to the sailors. The cells of the prison were designed in such a way that very little sun-light would reach the criminals. The place has vestiges of the huge building though and it provides a magnificient view of the sea. There is a short and stout white lighthouse in the premises that acted as a beacon for the sailors, but now lies abandoned.
Aguada Fort Information
- Fortress Aguada Beach Resort is made out of various villas and houses, with 130 rooms and incorporating 24 Terrace Suites. There are likewise nine restaurants and close-by shores.
- Apart from the numerous vibrant water games, the recreational offices for tennis, squash and mountaineering are also regularly functional.
Restaurants Near Aguada Fort
- The Upper House
- Cafe Mangii
- Tea Cafe Goa
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Things to Know Before Visiting Aguada Fort
95% of people who visit Panaji include Aguada Fort in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
36.72% of people start their Aguada Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Aguada Fort
91.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aguada Fort
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Aguada Fort, Panaji Reviews
Nice and historical fort. 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. 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 the empire and provided it a great defence base.
Another beautiful place to spend an hour or two. Contrasting colors of sea, green leaves, stone fortress and the laterite soil. A photographer's delight. There are many niches inside the fortress so that you have amble space to explore. The view from the top is beautiful. Go in the morning or evening, evening will be preferable to see the sun set.
Beautiful weather surrounded by beach. Old fort. What else you require for a place for peace. The fort is too good. For Photography - 8/10 With group of fnds - 8/10 Min. Time required to walk around the fort - 45min. If weather is good, rent a bike and travel for enjoying the way to fort... Use bright color dresses for attractive photos..😉
Great fortress at the bay. Although it is maintained ok but I guess considering the footfall it could have been better. Didn't quite get easily the best way to explore both tiers of the fort. The cells are locked and only a few boards to provide details about the fort. The view from top is awesome and the view of the sea is so serene.
Aguada is a Portuguese word which means "Watering Place" & the fort was built for providing fresh water supply to ships passing by in the Arabian Sea. It's built by a Portuguese during 17th century & is in great condition even now. You may have to walk a bit to see complete fort & will get splendid view of Arabian Sea from the fort. Lots of small shops outside of the fort selling drinks, hats & caps etc. Worthy visit, covers whole place in around 35-45 minutes.