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.
Indivue travelled to Panaji in Goa, India, many a times and finds it always an appealing city.
Here in this photomontage you can see some of the best sights in Panaji, also known as Panjim, the capital of Goa. The important sights in Panaji for a tourist are of course Miramar Beach and Mandovi river in the nighttime, Dona Paula and the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Fontainhas architecture and Sunaparanta Art Center, without forgetting all the good restaurants. You can read more aboutthe hotels and restaurants in Panaji in Finnish language in the linking article.