Gandaulim Fort

The Gandaulim Fort, also called the Gaudelupchar Fort was a military installation built on the eastern tip of the Island of Goa. It is believed to date from the 16th-century. The fortress was allegedly built to defend the settlement of São Braz (lit.'St. Blaise'). It also housed a chapel dedicated to St. Blaise, which later was elevated into a church in 1563.

Gandaulim Fort
Part of Goa
Island of Goa, India
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Gandaulim Fort Entrance Gate in the 1990s
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Location of São Braz in Goa
Gandaulim Fort is located in Goa
Gandaulim Fort
Gandaulim Fort
Gandaulim Fort is located in India
Gandaulim Fort
Gandaulim Fort
Coordinates15°30′50″N 73°56′37″E / 15.513819°N 73.943577°E / 15.513819; 73.943577
TypeFort
Height20 m
Site information
OwnerGovernment of Goa
Controlled by India
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionAbandoned Ruins
Site history
Built1537
MaterialsLaterite stones and mud
DemolishedYes
Battles/warsunknown
EventsDemolished in the 2000s
Garrison information
Current
commander
n/a
Garrisonn/a
Occupantsnone

DemolitionEdit

By the advent of the 21st century, the only remaining evidence of the fort consisted of its entrance gate and a few rundown walls. The gate was demolished by the government authorities, as part of a road expansion project, to widen the approach road to the Gandaulim-Cumbarjua ferry.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Why this Goan village will root for Croatia". The times of India.