Aguada FortCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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
36.71% 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
Beautiful place to have a visit. Experience the cool breeze emerging from seashore. One can see a beautiful view of ocean from the walls of fort. An amazing place to see some ancient Portugal construction. Should probably avoid visiting in summers or wear white clothes. You will get free drinking water so no need to carry the bottles. The top of the light house was not open for public to go. The view would have been amazing from the top otherwise.
The ride to Aguada fort is pretty scenic. The fort itself is very hollow and has not much to offer except for the white lighthouse. One may walk around the inner borders of the walls to take in the natural beauty the forts overlooks. There is also trek down which takes you near the water where there's another light house.
Photo lovers will love this spot. View from the edges of the fort will be cool. You have to visit Early mornings and late evenings to enjoy the view and capture nice photos. Free entry. After you visit this fort do visit the jail area also. You can’t be allowed inside but the road drive till the jail and the view below the fort will be awesome.
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.
Beautiful Arabian views, nice place to watch the sunset! This is one of the must see attractions in Goa, popular for its lighthouse which is so antique. It is built by Portuguese during 17th century and is in great condition even now. You may have to walk a bit to see the complete fort, but you will get a magnificent view of Arabian Sea from the fort. You will certainly appreciate the structure and wonderful view of the sea from the fort. If you are on a summer trip, make sure your visit is in the early morning, for the heat in the peak of summer is not something you will look forward to. Carry water along. On the other hand, you can plan a late afternoon trip, watch a mind-boggling sunset and come back happy.