Fort Aguada


14.3/5(19 Ratings)

Fort Aguada Overview

Ranked 15 of 104 sightseeing in Panjim

Fort Aguada was constructed by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. Built with an aim to prevent Goa from the attacks of the conquerors, the fort is bound by huge walls from every corner.  

The top of the fort offers a panoramic view of adjoining beaches situated on the borderline of the state of Maharashtra. The fort also houses a citadel, which possess an orbicular lighthouse tower, constructed in the year 1864. Furthermore, the  sight of Cabo Raj Niwas can be observed if the travellers can manage to reach the pinnacle of the lighthouse.

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Fort Aguada

Ashim Mahajan
14th Jan 18

Top view from the tower rocks!! worth watching

Top view from the tower rocks!! worth watching  Video Review

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Vinnakota Sai sujeet
12th Dec 17

What travellers are saying about Fort Aguada

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  • Very Good 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Jaikishan vaishnav

Jaikishan vaishnav5.0/5

1 review

Moh Maya while in Goa

This was my first trip to Goa and I loved the places of Interests such as the Aguada Fort in Candolim, the Beaches, the tourists that visit the places, the resorts, food, etc . It was just an awesome experience for me and I'd suggest folks to travel and experience more in this lifetime. The people are friendly and it just felt like home.

Vandana Sahu

Vandana Sahu4.3/5

2 reviews

Awesome resting place for ships in olden times

It was a very nice experience to the fort. It is mainly a watering station for the ships. It is also a resting place for the ships in olden times. I liked the place and its scenery there. Great place, enjoyable.

Shailesh K

Shailesh K3.9/5

29 reviews

Portuguese Fort

Situated a bit far away from the city, an hours drive from city. The Fort is well-maintained and reminds of the era gone by. The Fort is well preserved and gives a nice view of the Arabian Sea. Though the Fort does not have much to offer, only views.

Surinder Singh

Surinder Singh4.3/5

75 reviews

Excellent place with spectacular views

It is an excellent place with spectacular views of the sea. Taj Holiday Village is an ideal place near this place for spending ideal holidays. Not to be missed during your Goa visit.

Mohammed Farhan

Mohammed Farhan4.6/5

3 reviews

It was a superb experience

We loved the fort and enjoyed a lot. It was our first visit to Goa and we always wanted to visit this great place and to be honest and it was an unforgettable experience.

Shreyash Shah

Shreyash Shah1.8/5

5 reviews

Old decommissioned Fort

This fort was a very famous fort for its water storage tank in the middle of fort. Nothing great to look inside as most the places are locked or not allowed to go. The sea view is really mesmerizing during the sunset. The lighthouse is an attraction nearby.

Bernard Alvares

Bernard Alvares3.9/5

96 reviews

Many people visit here

It is a very good, many people come by buses that fly from Mapusa & Panjim, over there lots of movie shooting has taken place. There is a big light house, also Taj hotel.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

An amazing place on earth

Fort Aguada is fort in Goa. This fort has a historical background. Fort Aguada is amazing place. The view at this place is superb. Fort Aguada is very well maintained place. Everyone have to visit this place. If u guys didn't ,you guys has missed a amazing place on earth

Makarand Bhave

Makarand Bhave5.0/5

4 reviews

WOW! The place is simply WOW

Dream place to be in, particularly during the sunset, when the sea breeze sets in. Its an awesome place to be in. The place is very charming, right by the sea and has historical importance as well.



8 reviews

Sea side fort

The fort build near the Goa jail is the good site to visit in a trip to Goa. Although the fort has not much to share just with its only historical importance and light house scene available. The fort inside is all open not worthwhile to visit in a hot sunny day as one would look for the shadow place to hide the scorching heat of the bright sun during the day time. But the sea side scenes form the towers of the fort are remarkable and we took some photos as well.

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