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Have you ever experienced a mixture of ancient Portuguese territory and a five star luxurious stay? Do you think it is genuine blend? Well even if you've the slightest doubt in your mind, let's clear it out! As, staying and visiting this fort will be your life time experience, knowing the Portuguese culture along with modern amenities. Fort Aguada Beach Resort is a venture of Taj Group of Hotels and has been fashioned from the remains of the 16th century Portuguese Fort.

Situated at the top of Sinquerim plateau in Bardez Taluka, commanding the vast expanses of Arabian Sea, the fort was graded as a reference point of ships. Built on the mouth of river Mandovi, it was strategically located and was the chief defence of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas. Perched on a high cliff, this fort was perhaps the strongest fort protecting Portuguese territory.

Renowned For Its Fascinating Location
Built on the ramparts of 16th century Portuguese fortress, the Fort Aguada Beach Resort makes for a stunning sight from the elegant terraces to the emerald gardens below. The Fort Aguada Beach Resort is famous on account of this Fort that has partially lasted the ravages of time and now been converted into a beach resort.

The fort derived its name from Portuguese word "Aguada" which symbolizes "Water". The fort was built by Portuguese in 1612 AD near Mandovi River. The motto behind the fort was to protect Goa against any enemy attack from sea. The fort houses a spring which supplied water to ships in earlier times. The fort exhibits the splendour of Portuguese rule in Goa. Fort Aguada Beach Resort Attractions in Fort
As you move around and inside this fort you'll be astonished to see the unfolding beauty of this massive structure. Some of the interesting features you will come across in the fort are a 19th century lighthouse which once housed a monolithic bell, an enormous water tank that could store ten million litre fresh water, and a prison in the basement interestingly the largest in Goa.

Fort Aguada Beach Resort
Presently, the fort has been converted to a 5 star heritage hotel with all recreational facilities. With sea-facing deluxe cottages and villas spread over an 88-acre Taj complex, Fort Aguada Beach Resort, is popular with international and domestic tourists for its princely comforts, personalized services, maiden beaches, tropical setting, and ultimate location. It offers a fabulous opportunity at self-healing and rejuvenation with its luxurious Spa Aguada and a host of other facilities for recreation and bodily freshness.

Nearby Places
Many tourist attractions and places of historical significance are located near the Fort Aguada Beach Resort in Goa. The location of Fort Aguada Beach Resort of Goa is at a place from where the tourists can get to the well-known destinations. You can visit the little Church of St Lawrence which is near. Built in 1630, this church is a must visit site.

How To Reach
From the Panjim Bus Stand, the location of Fort Aguada Beach Resort in Goa is at a distance of around 15 kilometers. Tourists will find Innumerable modes of transportation from these places to the location of Fort Aguada Beach Resort in Goa.

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