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The Gate of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah


The Gate of the Palace of Adil Shah is a gateway of basalt pillars and consists of a horizontal lintel resting on pillars decorated with mouldings. The Palace of Adil Shah was residence of the Portuguese Governors till 1695 and was afterwards used by them on festive occasions. The dilapidated building was demolished in 1820 for constructions of houses and only the gate remained. The architecture of the gate is purely Brahmanical is style and it suggests Indo-Muslim influences.