Old Goa, Goa

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    Old Goa

    by susie46 Updated May 7, 2004

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    Visiting the Hindu Temples in and around Goa is interesting. You should respect the local custom and remove your shoes before entering the Temples. We visited a number of Temples and were given conducted tours at each and made to feel very welcome at each one. Women were outside the Temples selling flowers which you could then offer to the Gods. Whilst cooling down outside a group of Indian men asked to take our photo which we found to be quite strange but happily obliged and several conversations then took place.

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    Old Goa

    by SirRichard Updated Mar 26, 2003

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    Bom Jesus church

    This little town was once the capital and main city of the colony, but was abandoned in the XVIIth century, after some malary epidemic. All that’s left to visit are a few magnificient churches, that I wouldn’t have waited to find in south India.
    You can see some more pics of the many churches at one of the travelogues…

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  • Visit Old Goa-don't leave the...

    by shalin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit Old Goa-don't leave the place without feasting your eyes on the perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese Culture!Lovely Basilicas and Temples represent the fusion of Goa's heritage
    The remains of St Francis can be viewed in the Basilica of Bom Jesus.A must see!

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    Old Goa - Church of St Francis Xavier

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 19, 2009

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    This small church is located up a dirt track off the main NH4A road that goes to Ponda. It was once used by St Francis Xavier himself and is, therefore, dedicated to his memory.

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    Old Goa - Gate of the College of St Paul

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 19, 2009

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    The gate is all that remains of a Jesuit college that used to have some 3,000 students. It was built in 1542 and features Corinthian capitals and Doric columns.

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    Old Goa - Gate of the Palace of Adil Shah

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 19, 2009

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    This gate comprises a lintel and basalt pillars and is all that survives of Adil Shah's palace which was used as the viceroy’s residence from 1554 to 1695.

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    Old Goa - Convent and Church of St John

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 19, 2009

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    This convent was built in 1685 by the Order of the Hospitallers of St John of God, to tend to the sick. It was rebuilt in 1953.

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    Old Goa

    by Robert_Hun Written Sep 3, 2005
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    The former colonial capital is now a popular tourist spot declared as a World Heritage Site, 10 km east of Panaji.
    It's best known for its churches.
    See more pix in my Travelogue.

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