MORMUGAO FORT

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Location: Mormugao, Goa
Nearby Attraction: Marmagoa Harbour
Attractions Within The Fort: Bulwarks, 3 Magazines, Five Prisons, A Chapel And Guards Quarters


This fort near the internationally famous MarmagoaHarbour was built to protect the harbour situated near the Vasco da Gama town. Its work started in 1624.

It covered an area of six miles in circumference, contained towering bulwarks, three magazines, five prisons, a chapel and quarters for the guard. It had 53 guns and a garrison with 4 officers, and was an important fortress on the western coast. Unfortunately, except the chapel and a portion of the boundary wall, little is left of this fort.



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