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Reis Magos Fort  

  Goa , Goa.
from  50 per person

  • Monument and historical place
    Category
    Monument and historical place
  • duration
    Duration
    1 - 2 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • accepts donations
    Donation
    Accepts
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • souvenir shop
    Souvenir shop
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    50 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE
  • cash only
    Cash
    Only

Description

The fort of Reis Magos is located to the extreme south of the Bardez taluka at the northern bank of the river Mandovi. This fort was built by the Portuguese Viceroy Afonso de Noronha between 1551 and 1554 and was again rebuilt in 1703 and played an important part in the defense of Goa in 1739, against the Marathas. Only the Reis Magos Fort and the Aguada Fort were left in the hands of the Portuguese. The fort is strategically located at the mouth of the Mandovi river and was meant to thwart any attack on the city of Panaji by Sea.

The fort has intensive high sloping walls on its sides looking out towards the river Mandovi judging by its position on a steep slope wherein a walled corridor links the main fortress with the anchorage of the river. The water supply is provided from a freshwater spring within the fortress and it has many underground rooms and passages. The distinctive feature of the fort being the decorative bastions with cylindrical turrets looking out towards the river.

Located close to the fort is the Reis Magos Church, the first church of Bardez. This church is well known for the colorful 'Festa dos Reis Magos' which is the Feast of the Three Wise Men. The feast is held on 6th of January every year. Along with the Aguada fort situated two miles away, Reis Magos helped the Portuguese thwart the relentless attacks of the Maratha armies. This is the only well preserved fort in Goa. The fort is currently undergoing a restoration by the archeological survey of India.


Tips

  • As there is a steep slope to climb, they also offer a car service to drop you to the top if required.

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Thursday 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Last Admission 04:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    1.2 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    2.2 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.5 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    8.6 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    5.6 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    2.2 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    1.4 KM
  • train
    Train
    17.5 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.5 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    0.5 KM

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