Has you may know, in the past the Portuguese people travel the world to find new lands, and know we travel to know the lands that they discovered. One of those lands is Old Goa, where we can still find some Portuguese names in the streets, cafes and churches.
In this article we will tell you the places we visited in Old Goa.
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1. BASILICA OF BOM JESUS
At the moment you arrive in Old Goa at your right side you will see a big brown and red church. Has expected in this place we saw a lot of people with different religions visiting this beautiful church. We saw tour guides offering their services for a tour between the Basilica, Se Cathedral and St. Augustine Tower.
2. SE CATHEDRAL
This is a magical and beautiful monument. His architecture reminded us all the cathedrals we visited in Portugal. For that reason we decided to stay there for a while, just to enjoy the beauty of the building. After walking around of the church we found a museum, the price is around 20 INR (approx. €0,26 per person). This museum explain all the Portuguese history in Goa.
3. ST. AUGUSTINE TOWER
The Church of St. Augustine is a ruined church located next to the city center. This remarkable 46-meter-high landmark is the only remaining tower of the church complex completed in 1602. Between 1931 and 1938 the facade of the church and half the tower collapsed. You can see some remain altars in this great complex.
4. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
The moment we arrived to this place, Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, comes to our mind. This Baroque-style Catholic church with a grand facade sits atop a small hill.
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5. BAIRRO DAS FONTAINHAS
Fontainhas is an old Latin Quarter in Panjim (capital city of the state of Goa).
The Portuguese influences still remains in this neighborhood, through its architecture, street names, pastries among others.
For a moment we felt that we were in Portugal.
6. DONA PAULA VIEW POINT
You have an expansive ocean views from Dona Paula View. It is a former village and a tourist attractions. On the way to view point, you can see a street market and plenty of restaurants.
From the city center you need to pick up a bus and the walk for 10 minutes.
Travel Tip: pay attention to the railings because the security is low.
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Safe and Happy Travels Everyone ✈
SARA & JORGE