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Ruins of the Arsenals

Ruins of the Arsenals, military ruins, lie to the west of the Royal Hospital, Old Goa. It was formerly known as Rineira, or Ribeiro das Naus, during the early days of Portuguese conquest. The origin of this vast Arsenal can be traced back to the times before the Portuguese first entered the city when it contained many establishments including a chapel.

The Arsenal which then formed as a military area of the Portuguese produced everything requisite for the army. Besides the docks it also housed some of the important public establishments such as the mint and the gun foundry. A renowned and formidable navy was also trained here. Today it stands as a military ruin and a monument of Old Goa. Karmali Railway Station is the nearest railway station and the airport is Goa Airport at Dabolim.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: North Goa
Location: Old Goa    


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