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Old Goa

Panaji, India
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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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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

if you are architecture lover or visiting goa with family, than its your saviour. Many good places to visit and bit better crowd than north goan beaches.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have been to GO GOA GONE for 4 times and twice to old Goa. I personally loved the drive beside Mandovi river where you can see old Ferris transporting people and cars. Velha Goa used to be capital of Portuguese India till 18th century and it clearly has that mark!!.. Its approximately 10 kms from capital Panjim. We have... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Goa is not just about its famous beaches - one must visit Old Goa to check out the heritage sites of Goa. It is collection of many churches, cathedral and old heritage buildings with amazing architecture built by Portuguese rulers of Goa. Some of these - Basilica of Bom Jesus(UNESCO heritage site) and Se cathedral are opposite to each other... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Place to see old churches and what all the settlers made in GOA for the religious and also as part of the administration.

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Nashik, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

basilica of Bom Jesus and Se cathedral are opposite to each other, . st. catherine chapel, archaeological museum st. fransis assissi cathedral are in same premises. Nearby places- viceroys arch, gate of adilshah palace, st. catejan church, st. Augustine church relics. avoid guides. total duration of visit 3 hours.

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chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are looking to know the real goan history and their culture, take a ride to old goa. This place retain goan hisstory where you can see portugues colonies, old bungalows, churches. Culture is one good thing they retained. Lovely place to keep a day schedule in your goan visit

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Old goa was referred to as Velha goa or the mini Rome of the east. The streets of old goa are typically narrow and lined with portuguese style Casa styled villas, which have a porch like meeting spot before the main door and a large hall inside. Some houses still have the famous stained glass vindows and attic viewholes which... More

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Although one gets only the vision of sun, sand and the various shades of blue ocean, when one thinks of Goa, the older part has several memorable sites & places that are truly worthy of visit, and shouldn't be missed.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Old goa is a collection of churches and is in the area where the centre of goa used to be. The whole thing is in a protected pedestrianised area, so it is easy to walk round everywhere at your own speed. It is very hot in the midday sun! We thought it was beautiful and goes a long way to... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

visit old goa, you have many churches, cathedral and look at their amazing architecture and how they are built by Portuguese. it was old capital goa i.e at the time of Portugal rule. do some walk along roads. and hv lunch at nearby resturant.

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