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5 reasons to visit 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!

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
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Goa India

Dona Paula in Panjim, Goa (video preview 360˚)

Dona Paula is one of the main sights for tourists in Panjim, the capital of Goa in India.

Here in this video you can see Dona Paula videoshot 360˚ degrees in the old way – it’s a short budget video that has actually been shot some 10 years ago.

After watching this short video, you will get to see more videos about Dona Paula, Panaji, and things related, so be ready for anything more modern than 2006.

You might also be interested in seeing this other video I made earlier about Dona Paula and also in taking a look at the Indivue video collection from Goa which you will find in the link attached! Those videos are authentic scenes with authentic sounds from Goa, India, straight from an artist’s sketchbook.

The Great Travel Opus to Goa  will tell you something more about Goa in Finnish.