The grand Fort of Aguada was developed to keep the passage of boats into the River Mandovi consequently shielding old Goa from the assaults of Dutch and Marathas. Aguda Fort is one of the prime Goa traveler spots and one of the real legacy destinations in Goa state.
The Aguada Fort was worked by the Portuguese pilgrim rulers on the shoreline south of Candolim at the shore of the Mandovi River in 1612. A freshwater spring inside the fortification gave water supply to the boats that used to stop by. This is the manner by which the stronghold got its name 'Aguada' which means Water. The core of the fortress was ensured by two hundred guns and a profound dry canal, which despite everything one needs to cross to get inside.
A focal prison and a beacon worked amid the nineteenth century are additionally situated close to this stronghold. This is by and by filling in as the Central Jail. Aguada Fort gloats of the main ever beacon in Asia. Fort Aguada was the main line of safeguard as far the Portuguese control over the locale of Goa was concerned. This beacon was home to an immense chime that was recovered from among the vestiges of the St. Augustine Tower at Old Goa. Be that as it may, the chime has now been moved to the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church at Panaji.