Mormugao Fort stands as a prominent reminder of Portuguese colonialism over this coastal land. It traces its history to 1624 when it was built with the aim to protect the port in the region. As such, it served as a strategic coastal fort for some time before it was abandoned by the Portuguese as they turned their attention to other parts of Goa.
Before it became a ruined structure, it featured two lovely fountains and a chapel. Though the fountains are not to be seen today, you can still visit the chapel. The fort gates carry inscriptions that give a glimpse into its storied past. Tourists visiting this fort are rewarded with spectacular views of traditional fishing boats lining up along the shores of Varca Beach.
It is located at a distance of 33 km from Panjim.