Fort Aguada Goa

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Fort Aguada Goa

Info About Fort Aguada Goa

Famed as the biggest water reservoir in Asia, Aguada Fort is the crowning glory of Portuguese legacy in Goa. This fort is more than 400 years old.

Fort Aguada never ceases to attract tourists with its mesmerizing beauty and rich history. You can witness the beautiful confluence of Mandovi River and Arabian Sea and an old lighthouse along with the magnificent fort.

Symbol of Protection

Now disappeared in the folds of time, once upon a time it was a symbol of hope for Portuguese sailors who dreamt of trading spices in the konkan coast and protecting themselves from naval fight of European nations.

Several attacks from Dutch Squadron in 1604 and 1606 led to the construction of this grand Fort in 1609, which was completed during the time of Dom Filippe’s rule in 1612 under the Viceroy of Ruy Tavara.

Grandeur and Glory still alive

The fort is a marvelous example of Italian architecture and Portuguese military architecture. It can store 20, 00,000 gallons of water in its enormous cistern.

Grandeur of the fort during Portuguese rule can be imagined by seeing its formidable citadel, gun powder storage, iron studded doors, secret passageways and a capacity up to 200 cannons in the upper fort.

The lower Fort is surrounded by bastions. Portuguese Ships used to come here for fresh supply of water. This area is now converted into a luxury hotel- The Fort Aguada Hotel, which is the best place to stay in Fort Aguada.

The most interesting sight to behold in this fort are the Fresh water springs called Mother of Water or Mae De Agna. Brilliant architecture and mesmerizing views of the Arabian Sea makes Fort Aguada one of the best tourist destinations to Visit in Goa.

Location - Sinquerim Village near Candolim

Visiting Timings - 9:30- 6:00pm

Top Things to Do in and around Fort Aguada

Fort Aguada Goa
  • Wonderful ocean vista and mesmerizing sunset from the old Lighthouse would be the best thing to do around Fort Aguada.
  • Aguada Jail is one of the largest jails in Goa. It is one of the best places to visit for tourists to get the useful insights of the history of Goa’s Freedom.
  • Hilltop Fort - Relax and watch the breathtaking sunset.
  • Church of St Lawrence - Become one with the God while enjoying Shimmering views of Arabian Sea and Mandovi River.
  • Sinquerim Beach and Candolim Beach - Relax and enjoy thrilling water sports like water skiing, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing, bumpy banana ride and wind surfing etc. Meditation and yoga retreats around the beach will rejuvenate your mind and soul.
  • Calizz is the best place to discover Goa’s rich history. You will get the true goan vibe here.

Frequently Asked Questions

From Panaji - From Panaji it will take 40 to 50 minutes to reach Aguada Fort by car or Taxi.

  • By Air - From Goa International Airport, Private cab or taxi will take you to Aguada Fort.
  • By Road - The Siolim–Fort Aguada Road is connected to Panaji which will take you to Aguada Fort. In the east of Sinquerim Beach there is a 4km curving road to reach the hilltop.
  • By Train - Carambolim Railway station is the nearest railhead to reach Fort Aguada.

The distance to Aguada Fort from Baga Beach is around 11km. Taxi or a local cab would be the easiest way to reach there from Baga Beach.

Yes, there are a plethora of Nightclubs around Fort Aguada to enjoy, some of the best nightclubs are –

  • Sinq Beach Club
  • Sfx
  • Pool bar
  • Drift
  • Latitude
  • Martini Bar

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