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|Places to Visit in Goa
| Travel to Goa and explore
the splendid beauty, the fascinations of this small state
replenished with fun, music, exotic beaches and treasured architecture.
The exclusive package tours to Goa enable travelers to enjoy
their holiday in Goa and relax on the silvery beaches of Goa,
view the heritage Portuguese architecture and spiritualize
with the marvelous sight of the churches of Goa.
This is the capital of Goa and a small town. Panaji is considered
as one of the most beautiful in Goa. The town slopes down to
the Mandovi River on one side and to the Arabian Sea on the
other. Panaji's engaging Portuguese heritage is a reminder of
the days of yore.
Just 13 kms from Panaji, Mapusa is a small town forming the
hub of North Goa. The place owes its beauty to the even blend
of residential and commercial establishments and gardens. People
from all over Goa come here to buy and sell their goods in the
famous Friday market only 14kms from Mapusa is the Kansarpal-
Kalbadevi temple, believed to be about 800 years old.
This extremely beautiful coastal town, popularly known as Vasco,
was originally called Sambhaji. Grand multi-storeyed buildings
and a church dominate the city center. Dabolim, Goa's only airport,
is just 4kms from Vasco.
This town is often called Antruz Mahal because of the concentration
of culture, music, drama and poetry. This town also has many
temples - Shri Gopal Ganapati Temple, Mahalakshmi temple, Shri
Nagesh temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shri Mangesh temple and
the Safe Shahouri Masjid.
Old Goa is 9kms east of Panaji, established on the southern
bank of the Mandovi River. There are half a dozen imposing churches
and cathedrals here. Some of the old buildings have become museums
and are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
St Cathedral at Old Goa
The largest church in Asia, the cathedral in Old Goa, is a mighty
16th century monument to the Roman Catholic rule of Goa under
the Portuguese. The church's huge Golden Bell is the biggest
in the world. It has 14 side chapels and the last chapel, in
Mauresque style, preserves a cross upon which a vision of Christ
is said to have appeared in 1919 AD.
Church of St. Francis
of Assisi at Old Goa
This church is adjacent to the Cathedral. Constructed in pure
Manueline style, the interior of the church is adorned lavishly
with carvings and exquisite paintings. The convent at the back
of this church is now the Archaeological Museum. This museum
houses many portraits of the Portuguese Viceroys and fragments
of sculpture from Hindu temple sites in Goa.
The fort was build by the Portuguese ruler in 1609-1612 to control
the entry into the river Mandovi and to protect Old Goa from
dormant enemy attacks. The fort also has a Central Jail.