Sinquerim Village, Goa
One of the most privileged villages of Bardez is Sinquerim. Just as Assnora is the northeast corner village of Bardez, and was the limit of the velha Conquistas(old conquests of the Portuguese), so was Sinquerim the southwest corner, facing the estuary of the river Mandovi. Due to it's strategic position, a fortress was built there. Which was used by the Portuguese to keep the political prisoners. The fort is known by the name Aguada (name given by the Portuguese. Agua means water and Aguada means watery place). As there was a nice fountain of crystalline potable water, the Portuguese ships received sufficient water from there. Sinquerim was famous not only for it's fort but also for it's church, which is a national monument. It's patron it st. Lawrence who guides and protects the mariners.The feast of this saint is celebrated on 10th august every year. The newly married go there and pray for begetting sons.
inquerim and it's fort, the lighthouse on that hill and the subterranean cave under the lighthouse, have many stories and legends. Soon after the independence of India, the Portuguese forces started their vigilance with great intensity.