Our Lady of Monte Chapel

Our Lady of Monte Chapel, Panjim: Tickets, Tours, Address, Our Lady of Monte Chapel Reviews: 4.5/5

Our Lady of Monte Chapel
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svi2016
Goa, India122 contributions
amazing place, amazing view
Mar 2019 • Friends
No matter where you are staying in Goa, if you visit panjim area, make sure to visit this chapel, view is absolutely breathtaking. i felt in love with this place, i would highly recommend this place to add in your list.
Written March 31, 2019
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Manish K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions
A view to die for
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount is rather ignored compared to the more famous ones in and around Old Goa, but this is changing and how. Located on top of a hill, one can get there by asking the locals, after taking a diversion from the Mahatma Gandhi circle in Old Goa.

The chapel is closed at most times, so I have not got to see what's inside. What's outside, however, more than makes up for it. This is one of the best vantage points one can get in Goa. One can see the beautiful Mandovi river, as it snakes its way to the capital of Panjim as well as the Konkan Railway bridge.

Also, not to be missed is the view of all Old Goa churches including the Se Cathedral and the ruins of St. Augustine. One can clearly see Divar island as well as the natural beauty of Goa, which alas, is slowly becoming increasingly concretized. Entrance to this place is free and one should carry a good camera along, as well as water and a cap in the hotter months, as it is rather isolated and does not have too many facilities for visitors.
Written February 18, 2018
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chiragk
Meerut, India435 contributions
Not to Miss!
Aug 2016 • Friends
This chapel is at hill in old Goa. Once you reach here, awaits a great steps where many movie scene were shot. We climb steps and found ourselves with breath taking view of sunset and mandovi river. One can sit here as long as as want and enjoy natural beauty. We get to know that church open during festival only. From here you can see mandovi river flowing and old goa view also. A must visit place when in Goa
Written August 29, 2016
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,304 contributions
If you have no need to hurry – why not?
Dec 2015 • Friends
The usual "working" church. Nothing particularly remarkable. Its story is a little curious, but full of the inconsistencies. From the hill on which the church now stands, artillery of Bijapur Sultan Adil Shah's shooted point-blank squad ofAfonso D’Albuquerque, and he had to retreat and take refuge on the ships that stood on Mandovi river. Now is actually the Mirador, from which the river and the town with its main landmark – the tower of the Church of St. Augustine are perfectly visible. Add to this lush greenery and relaxing atmosphere. However, it’s hard to understand the logic of Afonso, who ordered – 9 years after this crushing defeat! – to put here a chapel of the virgin Mary! The chapel, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua – patron of Goa, in addition to Padua and Portugal?
I would not go here for only the church. But watching some other attractions, besides it, if you have no need to hurry – why not?
Written August 26, 2016
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piscean24
Panjim, India56 contributions
Atop Goa !
Mar 2015 • Family
The chapel is seated atop Old Goa
A little off the track if you are trying to get there on your own without any local help,but once up there its a majestic sight
The chapel was used and now not, but it has been maintained and used specially for the music festival every year which is a fitting tribute to its stature and serenity .
You can sit for hours admiring the river flowing by, it almost beckons one to write poetry sitting up there.
The sunrise and sunset here are breath taking
One can see the surroundings and the village of Divar too right across.
At times I am lost for words to describe the beauty of the place
The chapel is beautiful on the insides too, it is rarely kept open but when it is, its paintings on the walls are beautiful
Although not very big its wall speak ... virtually !
Take in Goa visually from here !
Written May 18, 2015
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Girish A
Leipzig, Germany60 contributions
Little known beauty
Apr 2015 • Friends
This is a lovely quaint chapel with a beautiful view of a river snaking through trees. Undefiled by ugly modernness, the chapel is beautiful, with even the choir's modern instruments blending well with the backdrop.
Written April 21, 2015
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Satyendra Garg
Port Blair, India6,490 contributions
Maybe the oldest church in Goa.
Dec 2014 • Family
Commissioned by Portuguese Governor Afonso de Albuquerque in 1519, this must be earliest church in Goa which has survived. Its interior is simpler than the churches in Old Goa like Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and others.
This is situated on a hill which was the power center of resistance by the forces of Adil Shah rulers against the Portuguese before its capture. The view from the church of the town of old Goa, the river and the surroundings is simply breathtaking.
The church was repaired in 2001.
Written December 30, 2014
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