Freedom Fighter's Gallery
The freedom fighters gallery was introduced in the Reis Magos Fort on 18th June 2016. The visitors can gather knowledge about the struggle for the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.
It is filled with historical stories and interesting facts of occurrences that took place during the freedom struggle. Manifesting, in brief, the journey of how Vasco-da- Gama discovered Goa in the 16th century in search of spices and lead to the Portuguese invasion of Goa; the struggle of our martyrs for the liberation; and also highlighting the Navy’s role in liberating Goa in 1961.
The gallery exhibits a collection of original artworks by various Goan artists including different mediums like Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil Paintings, Photographs, and more on paper or canvas.
The Gallery looks forward to showcasing Goan artists, providing artists with the right calibre and skill with a platform to render their artworks and support the art to sustain.
One can allure the creativity that the artists have unveiled in their artworks.
History & Restoration Hall
The Gallery offers a detailed history of the fort from its origin as a defence fortress, to being used as a jail and then a hospital, the fort has served the state since 1493. It was abandoned in 1993 and its restoration.
The Gunloops is a type of embrasure in a structure designed to provide in case of enemy attack.
Following the restoration, it is now being used to exhibit images real and imagined of Goa and her people. The 100 panels in this exhibition cover the life of Goa over a span of almost 450 years starting from the early 16th Century. Subject include Monuments, Landscapes, People, Maps and even Battle and Market Scenes. The Artists are European and Indian, and the mediums differ including photography.