Aguada Fort in Goa

Here you can read about Aguada Fort, Goa and important informations regarding this tourist interest

Goa, filled with a lot of history behind it, at present it might be a place where people think about Goa is just a tourist spot, churches and amusement location, if we recall its history, we will come to know many thing about Goa's history. One of them is Aguada Fort, Goa, it is the largest and most preserved fort in Goa, Aguada fort is today the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese.

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The Aguada fort is so large that it enclosed the whole land at the south of Bardez (North Goa Taluk/District). Aguada fort situated a top the Sinquerim plateau in Bardez Taluka, its overlooking toward the Arabian Sea, Aguada fort built on the entrance face of river Mandovi, it was tactically located and was the chief defense of Portuguese against their opponents.

The Aguada fort got its name 'Aguada' from the word Aguada (in Portuguese language Aguada is water), this name kept as it is because of the three fresh water springs inside it. Aguada fort built in 16th century; Aguada fort was once the attracted attention of around 70 cannons.

Aguada fort, if you move around and inside this fort, it opens itself to you layer by layer and you can't help getting fascinated about the powers it had once revealed. Some of the interesting features will come across in the fort are a lighthouse which once housed a massive bell, an enormous vaulted boiler that could store ten million liter fresh water, and a prison in the basement interestingly the largest in Goa.

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