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Address: Rachol, Margao, India

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I have never experienced the sort of pin drop silence which i experienced at this place. It is a very cool and interesting place located in a very peaceful & calm area. The old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Porvorim, India
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Porvorim, India
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have never experienced the sort of pin drop silence which i experienced at this place. It is a very cool and interesting place located in a very peaceful & calm area. The old Portuguese architecture of the building is just awesome.

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Margao, India
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Located in a village called Rachol, around 6 kms from Margao. This famous seminary of Roman catholics religion is very old and of historic significance. Read the details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachol_Seminary

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New Delhi, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Seminary is located on a small hillock Rachol, village Raia, about 7 km from Margao. It is surrounded by the remains of a moat of a Muslim fort, green rice fields and lush foliage. The complex built by Jesuits way back during 1606 – 1610, consisted of a hospital, a school for the poor, and a college for trainee... More 

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Goa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A historical church in Santemol Raia, one of the best seminary in the world. Access to public is limited.

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London,Kenya and all about
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14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Huge atmospheric ancient place.Worth visitng to breath in the history and roam the old corridors checking out the titbits of history scattered all over the place.If you get someone to show you around its much better.Its more a specialty attraction if you like churches and history.Take a moment and sit an just drink in the atmosphere and have a wander... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Visit if you are in the area. Its located some 10 KMs from Margao. A place to see if you are staying near Colva. Can be passed if you are in North Goa or farther.

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Kuwait
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This place is a little treasure- but it really depends on what you are looking for. You get a taste of the quiet life and the seminary sometimes have a feni brew (from what I remember) Its a lovely little place and a scenic green route to get there

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Margao, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

excellent location ....situated at bank of borim river in a quiet village atmosphere... one of the few seminaries by portuguese. please make sure you have made your travel arrangement coz public transport is poor. bikes on hire are available from margao city around 3 km from rachol seminary

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

This is one of the places where you can find the origin of Christianity in Goa, India. Historical, having museum and underground tunnels is a must to watch along with the underground water tank which has dangerous looking stairs.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Nothing much to see in the Rachol seminary as most of the artefacts have been shifted to Old Goa. However the surrounding area is beautiful. take a ride down further to the end of the road to the old ferry point. sit down next to the river and watch the fish eagles and barges sail down the river. very peaceful

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