Secretariat Building

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Secretariat Building information

Panaji , India
Dayanand Bandodkar Marg
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The oldest colonial building in Goa is the stolid Secretariat, standing on the site of the grand summer palace of Goa’s 15th-century sultan Yusuf Adil Shah, which was originally fortified and surrounded by a saltwater moat.

After falling to the Portuguese in 1510, the palace was further reinforced and used as a customs post, also serving as temporary accommodation for incoming and outgoing Portuguese viceroys. It later housed Goa’s State Assembly and is today home to government offices.