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One of the prime tourist places in Old Goa is the Aguada Fort which was built in ancient time to restrict the ships from entering the Mandovi river. It is a popular tourist attraction today where a lot of people come to admire the roughness of the fort and the beauty of its surroundings. Aguada Fort, Goa is hardly 15 km. from Panjim and is also close to Margao railway station. This heritage site is must-visit in Goa. It was made by Portuguese colonial rulers back when Goa was not a part of India. The fort used to supply water to the ships which stopped by and that is why it is named Aguada which means water.

Top attractions in Aguada Fort

Aguada Jail

The fort later converted into jail at the time of Salazar administration, however, it is closed now for the public. Alongside, appreciate a statue represents the Goa’s fight for freedom. One can participate in the ceremony held for the freedom fighters of Goa.

Four-storeyed lighthouse

A beautiful four-storeyed lighthouse can be explored here and there was a time when oil lamps used to emit light after the completion of 7 minutes and the time has changed to 30 seconds. It represents the landscape of the fort and named as the Aguada Lighthouse.

Portuguese architecture

Appreciate the magnificent architecture of the fort built up on laterite stone. The fort is tall and capable in standing against the waters and the strong winds. Constructed on the Bardez Peninsula and covered by three sides and the fourth side is faced towards the river.

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Things to do near Aguada Fort

  • Hollywood Fashion Goa High-Quality bespoke Tailoring- shop the trendy dresses at the store
  • Indian Arts Exposition- an amazing place for the jewellery lovers
  • John's Boat Tours - Day Tours- participate in the outdoor activities and enjoy boating over here

Best time to visit Aguada Fort

September to March is the best time to visit the Aguada Fort.

How to reach Aguada Fort?

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