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Aguada Fort - Things to Know Before Visiting

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


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About Aguada Fort

A well preserved 17th-century fort along with a lighthouse overlooking the Arabian sea. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water.

Attractions Near Aguada Fort

Candolim Beach, Goa
Candolim Beach, Goa2.98km from Aguada Fort

Candolim is a census town in North Goa ,and is a tourist destination. It is less congested and has better planned than the other beaches of Goa

Reis Magos Fort
Reis Magos Fort3.93km from Aguada Fort

Surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically Portuguese turrets, it was erected in 1551 to protect the narrowest point at the mouth of the Mandovi river. It was used as a residence for viceroys and later converted to a fortress.

Calangute Beach
Calangute Beach6.11km from Aguada Fort

Calangute beach is the largest in North Goa. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.

Goa Museum
Goa Museum6.42km from Aguada Fort

The museum has over 8,000 artifacts on display, including stone sculptures, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects. The main focus is on Ancient History and Archaeology, Art and Craft, and Geology.

Baga Beach
Baga Beach8.16km from Aguada Fort

Long sandy beach packed with shacks, resorts and fishing boats. Quieter and isolated, it stands among high hills and deep blue Arabian Sea.

Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Beach9.66km from Aguada Fort

Part of a 30 kilometers extended beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea. In some parts of the beach, you will be able to see an array of red laterite rocks protruding out to the sea.

Where is Aguada Fort

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Bordered by two states and the Arabian Sea, area in Goa that resisted Portugese invasion till 18th century.

What Visitors Say About Aguada Fort

Midhun  K Nair
Midhun K Nair
One of the finest forts in go well kept and have a entry fee
Sanjay Bhaskar
Sanjay Bhaskar
Built by the Portuguese, Fort Aguada is a must visit when in Goa.

In addition to the rich history, the fort also offers amazing views of the Ocean.
Dinu Jose Baby
Dinu Jose Baby
We are here at 10 AM in March and it was sooo warm! There is no shade inside the fort at all. The view towards the sea is pretty amazing from here. 

You can only see the tower from below, can't climb up by the way.