Category: Goa

Viceroy’s Arch

Close to the Mandovi river and Church of St.Cajetan in Old Goa is Viceroy’s Arch. The arch was originally erected in 1599 by Viceroy Francisco da Gama (great grand son of Vasco Da Gama), and was once over the main street entering Old Goa from the river. It was built in […]

Church of St Augustine

The Church of St.Augustine in Old Goa is set away a little from the main cluster of buildings around the central square. Head west up a steep road behind some restaurants and after about 10 minutes you’ll reach an impressive collection of ecclesiastical buildings. The complex is dominated by […]

Shantadurga Temple

The Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex 33km from Panaji and 11km north-west of Ponda, by the village of Kavalem in Ponda Taluka, Goa. The original temple was at Cavellossim (Quelshim) in Salsette, but was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1564. The devi was then moved to […]