Adil Shah’s Palace

आदिल शाह राजवाडो
Panaji's oldest surviving building
Adil Shah Palace,
Avenida Dom Joao de Castro,
Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa

Although its architecture appears to be typically colonial, the Secretariat as it is known, is Panaji´s oldest surviving building, originally built by the Muslim ruler Yusuf Adil Shah of Bijapur around 1500.

It was actually Adil Shah´s summer palace cum fortress and formed an important part of his defense with an arsenal of 55 canons and a salt water moat.

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