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Idalcao's Palace

Idalcao's Palace is one of the oldest surviving buildings located in Panaji, the capital city of Goa. The designation 'Idalcaon' is the Portuguese corrupted word for Adil Shah Khan, the sultan of Bijapur. The palace was built on the site of the Adil Shah Palace near the Mandovi River.

This large fortified building, with towers and battlements of Adil Shah, was rebuilt by the Portuguese in 1615. Primarily it was a fortress then it became the palace of viceroyís of Goa for a short period. Now it houses Goa's secretariat, legislative assembly and other important government offices.

The nearest railway station is the Karmali Railway Station. Goa Airport is about 30 km from Panaji.

Updated on 25th October, 2015
District: North Goa
Location: Panaji    


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