Historical Sites

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Goa’s most famous church and finest Jesuit cathedral revered by Christians all over the world is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here lies St. Francis Xavier’s tomb and mortal remains. Although its architecture dates back centuries, it yet stands strong with elegance, simplicity, beautiful altars and artistic frescos and paintings depicting the life of the saint.

Fort Aguada

A Portuguese fort built in 1612 to protect the coast from the Dutch and the Marathas. Its name’s derived from the Portuguese word ‘Água’ meaning ‘Water’.

The famous Taj Hotel Group of India has its acclaimed Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada Resort nearby – A great place to indulge in some world-class fine dining.

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Popularly known as Panjim Church, it’s is one of the oldest churches in Goa and its church bell is said to be the second largest in the world. The beauty of this church can truly be experienced at night as it appears to have a radiating gleam surrounding it. A must-see site especially for its elegant baroque architecture.

Church and Convent of St Monica

Originally referred to as the ‘The Royal Monastery’ it displays a medley of Tuscan-Corinthian exteriors and Doric interiors. Church of St Monica is the Capel of the Weeping Cross. The myth is that it was believed that the Christ in 1636 opened his eyes and blood oozed from his crown of thorns.

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