5 reasons to visit Old Goa

Park in Old Goa

 

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa

 

Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus
Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus

 

The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus
The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus

 

St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006
St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006

 

Park in Old Goa
Park in Old Goa

 

Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa
Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa

 

Gandhistatue in Old Goa
Gandhi statue in Old Goa

 

Old Goa is a historically significant area in-between North Goa and South Goa, little bit towards inland from the capital of Goa, Panjim. Several Christian worship places are located in there, and because of them Old Goa is a World Heritage site.

Here’s five reasons why you should visit Old Goa –

 

1.Basilica of Bom Jesus, located in Old Goa, is the most spectacular Christian building in Goa, India. There is a lot to see in the walls and aisles of Basilica of Bom Jesus for people interested in church art. Inside the building there is also a beautiful garden.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus keeps the grave of St. Francis Xavier and through the glass cover you can see the remains of his body and pay respect. St. Francis Xavier was a Roman Catholic missionary whose 500th birthday was celebrated in 2006, from the time of which these photographs are also from.

3. Old Goa in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. The nature and trees in Old Goa are beautiful. You can also see lot of Portuguese-style architecture and one Mahatma Gandhi statue there.

5. There’s also few other Christian churches for a cultured person to see, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

 

You can read this article in Finnish here: Viisi syytä vierailla Vanhassa Goassa

 

Find more inspiring places to go from Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa!

 

 

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