Reis Magos Fort

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Reis Magos Fort
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Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dhiraj H
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,272 contributions
Family
This fort is located very near Panjim. Burn like all places in Goa you will need your own vehicle to reach this renovated fort located next to a church and the sea . The ticket office closes at 5 PM and the entry fees is Rs50. There are free parking inside the ticket office compound. As it is a fort you have climb a bit. The restoration has been done quite well. It’s a small fort and you get an amazing view of the area around. The room with Mario’s paintings could have a section devoted to the great artist. There are excellent photo ops.
Written April 2, 2022
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore2,579 contributions
Couples
Probably the only place where face masks were enforced and there was a entrance fee which kept crowd away. A little hike above and you have superb views of Panaji mainly over Mandovi river.
Not crowded - you can enjoy the views peacefully.
It was a prison complex and there are some history on display. There is a cemetery on one side of it also.
Written November 28, 2021
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S_Venkatesh
Chennai (Madras), India388 contributions
Fort Reis Magos, carefully renovated by Goa Govt, is clearly the Top Historical Attraction of Goa. Built centuries ago by Portuguese Rulers to guard the River Mandovi from entry by enemy ships, the Fort looks as good as new - neat, clean & well maintained. Numerous stairs lead up & down from the ramparts of the Fort. A large number of well-maintained Guns are positioned on the ramparts as of yore. An excellent exhibition of photographs showing every phase of History of Fort Reis Magos, from construction by Portuguese Rulers to Gandhiji’s Freedom Struggle during British period to War of Liberation in 1961. In the basement Gun Loops, another excellent exhibition of photos of life in Goa in different ages is neatly arranged. Entry fee of Rs.50 for Senior Citizens is well worth many times over. The sweeping views of the Mandovi River from the ramparts of Fort Reis Magos are an endless delight to behold. A visitor would need atleast 2 hours to do justice to all that Fort Reis Magos offers.
Written February 13, 2020
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naomiheredia
Bangalore District, India52 contributions
Family
My daughter and I were in Goa for a wedding and we had a day free to spend with our favourite cousins and their darling children. After lunch we were given an unexpected treat when my cousin took us to visit the historic Reis Magos Fort. I had been here as a young girl in 1974 when my father was taking us all over Goa as an instructed tour of our heritage. It was absolutely in derelict condition and pretty shocking to think that such an important defence of the former Portuguese colony had been reduced to such a miserable state.

Imagine my surprise and delight to find that at some point in time, post that visit, the Archaeological Survey of India together with artists and historians had collaborated to restore the fort to its former majestic glory. The site is breathtaking, perched on the edge of a headland at the mouth of the broad Mandovi River where it meets the Arabian Sea. The massive laterite blocks have been built up again, a seriously steep approach leading up to the fort proper. All the different buildings contained within, the armoury, the detention cell, the bastions with their huge cannons, the lookout stations, and of course, the living quarters, have been restored and an exhibition of old prints were proof of their authenticity.

Every inch of the fort is worth exploring and experiencing the strong winds at the summit besides understanding its perfect location filled us with awe and admiration. There is also a model of the complete fort as it would have been in its glory days, as well as old photographs and explanatory notes. And an extra special section is a display of nostalgic prints of the drawings of the celebrated Goan artist, the late Mario Miranda.

If you have the time and inclination for history, I would strongly recommend a visit.
Written January 16, 2020
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Aniruddha Srivastava
Bengaluru, India63 contributions
About 6 kms from Candolim, you will find this fort that was renovated by late chief minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar. Entry ticket is 50/- per person, parking is free but any kind of camera other than that of mobile phones is allowed by paying 250/-. Entry to fort is a steep climb of about 100 meters. From entry gate itself one can see beautiful views of Sea, a church, and the monument itself. Once inside, you can see some history and cannons placed on top of fort. There are enough spots for shutter bugs in this small yet beautiful fort.
Written February 15, 2021
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HarryHSR
New Delhi, India1,197 contributions
The Reis Magos Fort is located in North Goa area, it is a small beautiful and very well maintained fort, must visit although its a little walk from the main road . Reis Magos fort was originally a defence fortess and then later used as a jail till 1993 ... once can see the jail cells still , after which it started crumbling.
then the fort was restored in 2008 with great efforts from famous artist Mario Miranda and the Govt of Goa, and fort is now converted into a cultural centre, besides being used a tourist attraction. We had real good fun and clicked a lot of pictures here
It was really worth a while spending time here at Reis Magos Fort
Must visit if you have some spare time ... you wont regret n kids will also enjoy n learn
Written June 30, 2020
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puneet0310
New Delhi, India305 contributions
it is a historic place, which has museum too. In this we saw prison. the entry fees was 50/- per person. If you want to know about goa history then visit here. It has sea view from the fort, which is amazing.
Written February 22, 2020
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Wanderer
New Delhi, India732 contributions
Visited this gorgeous Fort with my sister, nephew and mumma. Looking at my elderly mumma, I was told at the ticket counter that the fort needs a lot of steep walking and climbing. They do arrange a drop till the entrance gate but it still needs a lot of strength walking. We thought of dropping the plan and going back when they themselves suggested that mumma can wait at their reception while we take a stroll at the fort. We found this workable but we were lil worried too.

We were dropped by them in a van till the entrance gate.
What I saw: Gorgeous would be an understatement for such a majestic fort. You get a magical view of the river from the fort. Beautifully maintained. Extremely clean unlike other government properties.

BUT at the back of my mind, I was constantly worried about mumma that we didn’t spend a lot of time and came back quickly. When we came back, we saw an altogether different view. My mumma was taken care well by them and she and the other lady at the reception were laughing and chit-chatting. I was surprised and really happy to see this. Goan people are way too sweet. Can never forget this and can’t thank enough for this sweet gesture.
Written December 13, 2020
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Anvita Shukla
Toronto, Canada365 contributions
Couples
Located in North Goa, this restored fort has served as a hospital, jail from the 17th century. It's been only 3-4years since it has been open to the public. The views are really nice and people are also less when visiting. Worth a visit for history lovers.
Written December 25, 2020
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Mark Pinto
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After it's renovation, the Reis Magos fort is one of the monuments in Goa you shouldn't miss. If you are a history buff, this fort is a must visit. The views from atop the fort walls are breathtaking. It's probably the best view you will get of the city of Panjim. Please note that it is CLOSED IN MONDAYS
Written March 30, 2020
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