Fort Aguada is situated at a distance of 18 km from Panaji. The fort was built by Portuguese on a cliff of river Mandovi in 1609-1612. It was built to control the entry through waterway in order prevent potential enemy attacks at ancient Goa. There was a spring named “Aguada” (water) within the fort that provided water supply to the ships. The fort has a 19th century lighthouse and also houses the Central Jail inside.