The Gate Of the Palace Of 'Adil Shah'
: Old Goa, Panjim, Goa
: Brahminical Architecture
The Gate of Adil Shah's palace was built before the Portuguese period. It is located just left (north) of the road leading to the Church of St Cajetan. It is about 3m high. The palace of Adil Shah was a magnificent building. The Portuguese governors lived there until 1695. Over the years, the palace fell apart and was eventually demolished in 1820.
Now only the gate remains which is architecturally purely Brahminical in style. Six steps in front of the gate lead to the raised platform on which the gate stands. It is made of basalt and consists of a horizontal lintel resting on pillars decorated with mouldings and having on the outer side fragmentary perforated screens.