Old Goa was the colonial capital of Goa. Full of history and churches and convents well maintained and worth a visit.A easy daytrip from Panjim, its only 9 km and there are frequent buses to Old Goa from the Kadamba bus terminal.
I sat down in a bar along the river and I drank the local drinks they could offer me. It was really relaxing while I sat there and enjoyed my drinks. I was surprise that they made a dessert wine in Goa. Very surprised! I enjoyed it a lot too. It was a success and you have to taste it if you go there. Indian dessert wine is deliciously, even it sounds strange...
Panjim has some lovely old churches and St. Sebastians is no different and it is best done while doing the walking tour that many locals or guidebooks offer. The church was built in the 1880s and its most striking feature is a crucifix that originally stood in the Palace of the Inquistion in Old Goa. The chapel is the standard white and its features are standard Portuguese Goa. Cute.
The cruise is worth it during the day. At night, you miss all the scenery though.
The cruises come along with traditional dance and some food is available.
It's very short and quite crowded. Book your tickets in advance !
It's off downtown, but the best spot to take a walk and a good feel of the town. I spent 2-3 hours walking around, stopping in shops, the atmosphere is so laid back, I really felt like I was in Europe.
Try stopping in little cafe or Port Wine shops, it's worth it.