Forts in Goa

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Mormugao fort

Mormugao Fort

Mormugao fort is known for its magnificient look and structure and was considered as one of the most important coastal forts of Goa. It was built to protect the harbour situated near the Vasco da Gama town. It is also very popular with respect to...

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Fort Aguada

Fort aguada

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...

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Chapora Fort

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The Chapora Fort occupies an important position which, in every direction commanded distant approaches. Rising above the wide Chapora River, long before the Portuguese arrived in Goa, was a fort in place of the present one built. Even after the...

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Terekhol Fort

Terekhol Fort 2

Terekhol fort, also called Tiracol fort, is  located on the northern tip of Goa at the mouth of Terekhol river. Terekhol fort is reached by a car ferry from Querim, 42 km North of Panaji. The name probably originated from the Marathi...

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Corjuem Fort

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Corjuem Fort is a fortress situated 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the village of Aldona on the island of Corjuem, Goa. It was a military fortress for the defense of Portuguese India. It is smaller than the other forts in Goa, but it gives a good...

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Cabo Palace Fortress

Cabo Raj Niwas Goa

Built in 1540 AD opposite Fort Aguada on the south headland of the river Mandovi, the Cabo (the Portuguese word for cape) Palace fortress housed the Franciscan monastery, which later (1594 AD) became the official residence of the Governor of Goa....

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Reis Magos

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Built in 1551, the Reis Magos fort is another manifestation of the Portuguese rulers' resolve to defend their territory against invaders from the neigbouring states of Goa. The fort is located at the eponymous village on the northern bank of...

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