Aguada Fort – Goa

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Fort Aguada is an old, well preserved Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea. .The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi river.

The Aguada Fort

View from Aguada Fort – Goa

A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop-by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada = Water. On the fort stands a 4-storey Portuguese lighthouse, erected in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia. A part of the fort is converted to central Jail.
Light House at Fort Aguada – Goa

Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese. The fort is so large that it envelops the entire peninsula at the south western tip of Bardez. Built on the mouth of river Mandovi, it was strategically located and was the chief defence of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas.
The fort got its name ‘Aguada’ from the word Aguada (Portuguese for water), because of the three fresh water springs inside it. Built in 1612, it was once the grandstand of 79 cannons, a moat around the fort also protected it.

The Fort Aguada Resort

18-km From Panaji- Goa

One Comment

  1. The Aguada for is good but Chapora fort offers stunning views.

    1. Homosapien on July 27th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

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