Aguada Fort

  • 4.2

    Location: Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours (approximately)

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    Located in the state of Goa, in India Aguada fort is a Portuguese fort. It has a history of over 400 years. This is a marvelous fort and a historical landmark in Goa. The fort has a lighthouse along with it. It is a major tourist attraction in North Goa. It stands overlooking the Arabian Sea. You love to visit this place for sure. The scenario around the fort is mesmerizing and eye-shooting. If you love to visit historical places you must visit this place. It is a great example of Portuguese heritage and culture in Goa.


    This place is one of the most popular places in the state of Goa. A lot of people, from different parts of the world come to visit this place every year. As it is a historical place. It is a pure example of Portuguese architecture. If you are a history lover you must go there. You will enjoy visiting this place and gain a lot of knowledge. The surroundings of the place are amazing. You can have a wonderful walk there and enjoy the scenarios. You are also able to see the Arabian sea from there and this place is wonderful for photography also.


    In front of Aguada Fort.

    There is a long history behind Fort Aguada. The construction of this fort was started in 1609 by the Portuguese who ruled the region at that time and it was completed in 1612 under Viceroy Ruy Tavara’s supervision. The meaning of the word Aguada is freshwater in the Portuguese language. The fort was built to guard and defend the Portuguese stronghold from the Dutch and Maratha attacks. A four-storied lighthouse was erected on the fort’s premises in 1864.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The amazing beauty of Aguada fort during sunset.

    Fort Aguada is a fantastic piece of architecture. It is made in Portuguese military-style architecture. It was constructed using laterite stone which was found in Goa. It was categorized into two parts- the upper part and the lower part. The upper part was designed to serve as a huge watering station and the lower part extended a safe berth for ships belonging to the Portuguese rulers in Goa.

    Opening Hours

    The Aguada Fort is open every day of the week. It opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee for visiting the Aguada fort. It is free for all.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport to Aguada fort is the Goa International airport. Which is located at a distance of 42.8 km from the renowned place. Local transports are available at the airport. By hiring them you can reach your destination easily. 

    By Train: The Dabolim railway station is the closest railway station to the Aguada fort. It is about 39.8 km away from the fort. This railway station is well connected with the other cities of the state and with the other major cities of India. You will easily find taxis or cabs at the railway station which can take you to your destination.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry your important things in a small bag. Must carry a photo ID card. You may carry a water bottle.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. There is no doubt about the safety of the place. But you need to be careful as you will meet different kinds of people here. For your help here is the local police station information for you:

    Location: 1, Calangute – Anjuna Rd, Naikawada, Khobra Waddo, Calangute, Goa 403516, India

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    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in Aguada fort and there is no fee for that. This place is excellent for photography. You can click beautiful pictures of the fort and also of the sea here. Videography is also allowed here free of cost.

    Que-03: When is the best time to visit Aguada fort?

    Ans: The perfect time to visit this place is from September to March. During these months the weather of the city remains pleasant and travel friendly. But you can go there any time of the year. 


    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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