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Fort Aguada Port and Jail Heritage Walk

  • PRESENTED BY:

    Make It Happen

  • TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

    Signature

  • LOCATION:

    Goa

  • PRICE:

    From Rs. 500

  • DURATION:

    1 hr 15 Min

  • PHYSICAL INTENSITY:

    Light

  • GROUP SIZE:

    20

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Culture
  • Educational
  • History
  • Lifestyle
  • Outdoors
  • Photography

About the fort Aguada port and jail heritage walk:

The captivating fort Aguada has borne witness to countless events in Goan history. From defending the Portuguese colony against invasions from the Dutch and the Marathas, to its internal prison complex used to house freedom fighters battling for Goan independence - this magnificent structure is bursting with rousing stories from the past. Embark on a journey through time, as we explore this iconic 400-year-old monument and soak in stunning panoramic views of the seaside.
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Highlights of the lower fort Aguada walk:

  • Learn about the history of fort Aguada as an strategic defense stronghold, and the decision by former Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar to repurpose the lower fort into a prison complex used to house convicted Goan freedom fighters.
  • Marvel at the trademark Portuguese-style architecture.
  • Explore various sections of the lower fort – including exclusive access to a beautiful chapel, a freshwater spring, former kitchens and dingy prison cells in the Aguada jail.
  • Discover gripping tales of the epic battles fought between Indian kingdoms and the colonial Portuguese empire to wrestle for control of the fortress.
  • Unearth soul-stirring stories about the unsung heroes of Goa’s liberation movement.
CHOOSE TO GO:
  • Walk led by a knowledgeable local storyteller.
  • Entry ticket to the Fort Aguada monument.
  • Exclusive access to a chapel, freshwater spring, kitchens and prison cells.
  • This is a walking trail, and we do not use vehicles inside the monument complex.
  • Hotel pickups and drops.
  • Meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and snacks.
  • Sightseeing points that fall outside of the curated route.
  • We do not provide umbrellas, raincoats, hats/caps, face-masks or sanitizers.

  • Please carry your own water bottle.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable footwear and using sunscreen.
  • Please also carry your own umbrella/raincoat or cap/hat/sunglasses (as the weather dictates).

Experiences are available for booking from 10:30 AM to 06:30 PM. Travellers can also request custom private experiences to be organised which can be organized based on prior confirmation and availability of the Storyteller for the particular time slot.
The location link will be sent to your mobile along with the details of the walk and the name and contact number of your storyteller.
Yes. There is ample designated parking space available for travellers visiting the monument
Unfortunately not. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the monument. However, electric buggies can be booked based on the availability.
Yes, photography is permitted at the monument. However, while doing so travellers must take care not to cause damage to the heritage structures attempting to climb over or manoeuvre into risky areas to strike the desired pose.
Yes. Our Fort Aguada heritage walk includes exclusive access to a beautiful chapel, freshwater spring, kitchens and prison cells.
No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol during the heritage walk. However, once the heritage walk has been completed, our storytellers would be happy to recommend local spots for a drink. Alternatively, you can book our Goan Feni & Tapas Experience for a more immersive experience on local Goan cocktails and cuisine.
It is recommended to wear face masks, use sanitizers and maintain social distancing in all public spaces.
All Covid-19 safety precautions will be taken by us. Our Storytellers are all double vaccinated, wear face masks, maintain social distance and avoid physical contact. All enclosed spaces will be sanitized by us.
There are clean washrooms available for use within the monument.
  • Please follow all standard Covid-19 precautions - such as wearing a face mask and the use of sanitizers.
  • Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • If we cancel the experience due to unavoidable circumstances, then a full refund will be processed.
  • For groups sizes of 15 and above, refund upon cancellation will be provided if cancellation is done 7 days prior to the booking date of the experience.

Our Storytellers

Our experiences are led by passionate, professional, English-speaking local storytellers.

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