The construction of this fort was done by Alfonso de Noronha, the Portuguese Viceroy in the year 1551. The fort was reconstructed in the year 1707. This fort served as a pivotal site by becoming a defensive wall when the Portuguese were at war with the Marathas in the year 1739. This fort is located at 7 kilometres from the Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand and lies on the banks of Mandovi. This is one of the best places in Goa.