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Old Goa | Nr. Holy Hill, Panjim 403402, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's is amazing place.Even after it faced a lot of damage it's still standing.You should visit it while it lasts.

Thank KeyaV5
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This place basically comprises of remains of a church but is still good to see. An important and holy place to visit.

Thank reubenranjanfern2017
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Those who are horror movie buffs (hindi) would recognise this structure from movie Gumnaam. Lot of it is collapsed, and the bell removed, still there is sense of loss and isolation that touches you. Once bursting with life, now the structure looks at sky and...More

Thank NasehaAlok
Reviewed June 30, 2018

One of the most important historic areas in Old Goa was ‘Holy Hill’, home to several churches, convents, and other places of religious significance, dating back to the early years of the Portuguese presence in Goa. Of these, one of the most interesting are the...More

Thank MadhulikaL4
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It is mainly the remains of a church but is good to visit if you have the time. History lovers will like to go here.

Thank want_2_c_d_world
Reviewed June 6, 2018

This old church was built in 1602, but unfortunately it now sits in ruins. From below it appears to be only the tower left, but once you walk up the hill you see that the remainder of the ground level is still there, albeit in...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Too many people taking photographs here. But can to be visited. Very clean place. Go early morning or late afternoon.

Thank ajayajmera
Reviewed May 15, 2018

In 1835 This St.Augustine complex : Which has a church and a convent was abandoned due to some orders in Goa by the authorities. from then due to lack of maintenance the dome started to collapse and the remains is a 5 story corner structure....More

Thank andrewssmalacca
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The monastery and church were abandoned when the religious group was removed from Goa and the unused unkept structure collapsed in the last century - makes for a very moody and mysterious place to visit. some good photo opportunities. it must have been a huge...More

Thank abhi2001_10
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Ruins of a historic place are left here now. However this place is very good with wonderful atmosphere. A great scenic beauty. Do surely visit it.

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Response from Arun Alex E | Reviewed this property |
deserted a church in ruins dense vegetation so not a good place to hangout at night