Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort is located in Reis Magos village. The village is located on the banks of Mandovi River. This village is famous in goa for tourists. It is the oldest fort in Goa. This fort was one of the first bastions of the Portuguese rulers against enemy invasion. It is a heritage place in Goa.

History of Reis Magos Fort

The Fort was built in an armed outpost of the Adil Shah of Bijapur in 1493. When Bardez was conquered in 1541, the church was built along with the fort. This fort was initially used to house dignitaries coming or going from Portugal. To save the compression point on the mandible head. In 1551, established by the Portuguese surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically. Such was the built and strategic placement of the fort that the invaders were unable to sack it. It is said that the British possessed the fort from 1798 for the duration of the Napoleonic wars.fort that crowns the headland jutting into the narrowest stretch of the Mandovi. This Fort, surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with Especially Portuguese turrets, was erected in 1551 to save the Compressed point at the mouth of the Mandovi estuary.

Famous architect Gerard de Cunha was hired to restore. The fort is now modified, into a cultural center, besides being used as a tourist attraction. Boasting an arsenal of 33 cannons of various sizes, the fort was well equipped to deal with invaders making their way up the Mandovi to the then capital of Goa. Restoration work on the fort began in 2008 with the funds being provided by the UK-based Helen Hamlyn Trust, INTACH – a non-governmental organization dealing with restorations of monuments, and the Government of Goa.

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