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Old Goa

Panaji, India
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As featured in 3 days in Goa
Ranked #4 of 80 attractions in Panaji
Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: You can visit Old Goa like the Portuguese Viceroys, so first go to Viceroy`s Arch. Vasco da Gamas sculpture looks to the river. The arch was built... more »
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This looked like a promising stop. The more we walked, the less we found to interest us. The Church is nice, but their are so many church 's in the area that it is hard to get excited with all of the strips going up.

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Birmingham UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We scootered out to Old Goa from Calangute and this took us about an hour. We found this wax museum within walking distance of the Bom Church. It costs 20 rupees to go in and it's probably worth that just to escape from the heat into the air conditioned museum. I wont go into too much detail about the 20-odd... More

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Old Goa is step back in time, beautiful buildings, churches, lovely colourful gardens & an interesting museum, when going around the big church, guides are available to escort you round, for a price, pass on all info re the church, make sure you agree a price before setting off. One other major factor of Old Goa, as it is away... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

very well maintained and due to its Portuguese architecture, you feel it to be in different country. Roads are smooth and well maintained. Not much of traffic so finding parking is easy. The only problem is the heat (if you are visiting during summers). One says, you need to enjoy north goa during night. Must be due to its night... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There isn't anything special here apart from lots of old churches, museum but definitely worth visiting if your near by.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Taking a bus from the main depot in Panjim (just ask anyone at the station which bus to catch), you're dropped off after about 20 minutes ride along the river right in the middle of Old Goa, which straddles the highway from Panjim. Don't expect too much, it's "just" a lot of old churches with a museum thrown in for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We always have a great time in Candolim. This year though was different as we had the most awful experience with the Emporium jewellers opposite Newtons. Must have had bells in my ears but I handed over my wedding ring which was too tight as they said there was no problem in making the ring bigger. The ring was an... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

One who want to enjoy like anything, must visit Goa. Good facilities for tourists where ever you go. Beaches are colorful, there you can find small shops, you can see many attractive items. Cities and towns are really calm and beauty with neatness. Not only churches you can see good temples also. It is most destines places for next generation... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Bom Jesus Church is beautiful.Museum provides nice info. Drive from old Goa to Vasco is exhilarating.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't don't go Goa is a terrible holiday destination the hotel we stayed at had at least 6 people sweeping the lawns all day picking up leaves etc. but our room doors and handles had not seen a cloth in years I dread to think what germs were lurking there, bought wipes and did them myself. The beggars and neglected... More

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