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Goa

Goa

 

Archaeological Museum & Portrait Gallery - Old Goa: Gallery Of Portraits of Portuguese Viceroys, Coins, Domestic Wooden Sculpture, and Pre-Portuguese Hindu Sculptures This used to be a wing of the old Franciscan monastery and was converted to a museum in 1964.

Archives Museum Goa - Panaji: The Museum of Goa is housed at a new Building at the Patto Plaze near the ourem creek, Panaji. It exhibits ancient epigraphs, stone sculptures, bronze panels, wooden panels, miniature paintings, old manuscripts etc.

Cabo Palace - Marmugao: Built in 1540 AD reverse Fort Aguada on the south headland of the river Mandovi, the Cabo (the Portuguese word for cape) Palace fortress housed the Franciscan monastery, which later (1594 AD) became the official residence of the Governor of Goa.

Chapora Fort - Anjuna Beach: After the Portuguese had won their rule in Goa the warning from Muslim and Maratha rulers went on. To protect themselves, the Portuguese built the Chapora fort in 1617.

Marmagao Fort - Mormugao: Guards Quarters 33 kms from Panaji; Four kms from Vasco da Gama, one of the well-known natural harbours on the west coast of India and the hub of intense maritime activity.

Museum Of Christian Art At Rachol - Salcete: Asia's first special Museum of Christian Art was opened at Rachol academy, located about 7-km eastwards of Margao in Salcete Taluka on 24th January 1994.

Museum of Goa Daman & Diu - Panaji: The Museum of Goa concentrates on archaeological and archival material. Consequently the sculpture set displays antiquities from a variety of Hindu dynasties that once ruled Goa.

Ruins of St. Augustine's Tower, Old Goa - Panjim: All that is really left of this church is the enormous 46 meters tower which served as a belfry and formed part of the facade of the church.

Terekhol (Terecol) Fort - North Goa: Fort Terekhol situated on the Terekhol River, lies on the northern tip of Goa, on a hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea. In its courtyard is the century old church of St. Anthony.

The Bigfoot Art Gallery - Loutolim: Loutulim offers local artifacts (also spelt as artifacts) and handicrafts to visitors who come to have a glimpse of Ancestral Goa. Conceived as a means to promoting amateur artisanship in all its form, the Big Foot Art Gallery is one place that has played host to artists of State and National fame.

The Gate of the College Of St. Paul - Panjim: The College of St. Paul, once the main institution of Jesuits in India for imparting knowledge on Christianity, was built over the ruins of a mosque south of St. Cajetan's church at Old Goa in 1542.

The Gate of the Palace of Adil Shah - Panjim: The Gate of Adil Shah's palace was built before the Portuguese period. It is located just left (north) of the road leading to the Church of St Cajetan. It is about 3m high.

The Pillory - Old Goa: Where the Kuchcha road branches off from the road to Neura, leading to the Church and Convent of the Cross of Miracles, is a single pillar on a raised platform, which once occupied the central place in the city square, and was used for punishing offenders of the law, who were tied to it and publicly whipped.

The Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa: The Basilica of Bom Jesus has been declared a World Heritage Site. It contains the remains of St Francis Xavier, Goa's patron saint who founded the Jesuit order.

The Viceroy Arch - Old Goa: This was construct by Viceroy Francisco da Gama, the grandson of Vasco da Gama in 1597. It carries the deer crest of his family. On top of the arch on the side in front of the Mandovi river is a little statue of Vasco da Gama, fully attired in his royal uniform.

Aguada Fort - Candolim: Fort Aguada is strategically situated at the estuary of the river Mandovi and was constructed in 1612 as a guard against invasions from the Dutch and the Marathas.

The Royal Chapel of St. Anthony - Panjim: To the west of the tower of St. Augustine is the Royal Chapel dedicated to St. Anthony, the national saint of Portugal and held in grand respect by the Portuguese. It was built in the beginning of the 17th century.