The Palace of Adil Shah at Old Goa was
the most prominent building with magnificent lofty staircases. It was the
residence of the Portuguese governors till 1695, and was afterwards used
by them on festive occasions. It was deserted during the epidemic in the
18th century, was demolished in 1820 and the materials carried to Panjim
for construction of houses.
Now only the gate remains which is architecturally purely Brahminical in style. Six steps in front of the gate lead to the raised platform on which the gate stands. It is made of basalt and consists of a horizontal lintel resting on pillars decorated with mouldings and having on the outer side fragmentary perforated screens.