Last week the beautifully restored Reis Magos Fort was opened for public. Below are some pictures. The highlights are the fort's pristine condition post-restoration, its siting and views. I love the feel and texture of laterite stone with whitewashed walls, clay tile roofs and wild greenery, all aspects that I believe are so quintessential to Goa.
The fort is located on a hill and accessed through a ramp and two narrow staircases, all executed in beautiful laterite masonry. Laterite is the local stone and most common building material used in Goa.
I write this post while hoping that we can continue to maintain this treasure and not let it once again fall into disrepair and neglect.
|Country tile roofs of the building inside the fort walls|
|Gorgeous earthy central courtyard|
|View of Reis Magos church and cemetary from the highest point of the fort|
|View of the river Mandovi from the fort|
|Narrow stairs leading to the fort will beautiful terraces below|
|Fort wall with lookout station|