We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good”
Review of Viceroy's Arch

Reviewed May 16, 2012

lovelly day out
will go again with friends
Geat people
lovely food

1  Thank 40jim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (83)
There are newer reviews for Viceroy's Arch
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

66 - 70 of 83 reviews

Reviewed April 18, 2012

You can reach the Arch of the Viceroy either by turning down past the Chapel of St Catherine at the main crossroads and passing around behind the Se Cathedral, or by following the road down past the Church of St. Cajetan. It feels a little quiter in this area of Old Goa, away from the main road, the bulk of the tourists, the taxis, the small market and eating places.
Perhaps because so little of the original waterfront remains the arch seems a little unexpected and is a glimpse into Goa in the time of Portuguese rule. Like most of the structures in Old Goa it is mainly built of laterite blocks though on the river side it has a facing of granite that was presumably intended to impress by its difference. On the way down to the river Mandovi there is a niche at the top of the arch containing a figure holding a bible while on the opposite side facing the river is a small statue ofVasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese navigator/explorer whose grandson had the arch erected. The figure isn't of the finest quality but what it represents and the fact that it is so unusual more than makes up for it. There are original inscriptions on the arch and a nearby information board by the road giving more details. For it's history and setting the arch is worth a detour, even though it was substantially rebuilt in the 1950s. A few metres further on and you come to the landing stage for the ferry over to Divar Island opposite and you can watch the iron ore carriers heading back and forth along the river here in what is, despite this nearby reminder of industry and commerce a very quiet spot. For a few very interesting minutes the arch is worth wandering down to if you have the time, though if your time is limited it might well be more profitable to concentrate on the main attractions in Old Goa especially if you have made your own way there and you are on foot. It's only a few minutes walk from the Se Cathedral but is out of the way.

5  Thank Geobar01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 28, 2017
Google Translation

Thank CPORTUS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Sylviane D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Александра С
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Viceroy's Arch also viewed

 
Panjim, North Goa District
Agonda, South Goa District
 

Been to Viceroy's Arch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing