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Fort Aguada, Sinquerim

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A well-preserved structure constructed in 1612, Fort Aguada sits on the mouth of River Mandovi, placed there to fend of the Dutch and the Marathas. Examine how the entire strategic construction is divided into two sections, with the upper part used as a water station and fort, and the lower as a berth for ships. The lighthouse was used to guide ships safely to their docks, until it was abandoned in 1976. Deep inside, discover the escape passage that enabled retreat during war and other emergencies. Use our Goa itinerary builder to visit Fort Aguada on your trip to Goa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Went there during monsoons. The grass was lush green and the views of the sea magnificent. Great place for pictures! Try going as early as possible to avoid the crowd and the sun !  more »
  • It quite picturesque. Very beautiful and nice place to try your skills on DSLR. Best time would be in the morning or during sunset.  more »
  • A place to hangout and click some pics to create memory. Have food and water with you so u can't feel thirsty. Built by portuguese. Parking is free. Best to go in the morning.  more »
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  • Overall its a simple self exploring place. You will have to walk a bit to get in the fort. There is very less place for shade so mind you take umbrella or hat if you cannot bear the heat of the sun. You can walk n stand on the narrow walls of the fort on your own risk. These pictures are taken from there.
  • It is a Historical place and very well maintained by government. Good place for history lovers. It's clean and good place to have a visit. You should visit it in the morning because you have to walk more then you think.
  • Good place to visit. No visiting charges applicable. Takes 1 hour to go around the fort and have few awesome clicks. Visit the beach near by which is awesome too
  • Route to the Fort was quite scenic. Also the view from the fort of the Sea is simply spectacular Fort Aguada and its lighthouse was built in seventeenth-century by the Portuguese. It still stands strong and is well preserved. It has the capacity to store 2.4 million gallons of water. The lighthouse was abandoned in 1976 No entry fee for visiting the fort
  • You can enjoy awesome scenic beauty from this historic fort. You can take some spectacular photographs in this Portuguese Fort. It would take more or less 1 hour to see the whole fort

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