5 reasons to visit Old Goa

5 reasons to visit 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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Dona Paula in Panjim, Goa (video preview 360˚)

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.

Sightseeing Panaji, Goa, India

Sightseeing Panaji, Goa, India

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 about the hotels and restaurants in Panaji in Finnish language in the linking article.

Find video about Dona Paula in Panjim here

and more Indivue sightseeing Goa -videos here!

 

 

Oheisessa valokuvamontaasissa näet oleellisia nähtävyyksiä Goan pääkaupungissa Panjimissa. Voit lukea Panajista lisää suomeksi täällä!

Dona Paula, Panaji, Goa

Dona Paula, Panaji, Goa

Panjim is the beautiful capital of Goa, India and Dona Paula is one of the main sights in Panjim, in addition to the church, Miramar Beach, shopping places, cruises and Sunaparanta.

Here in this video you can see the sceneries in and around Dona Paula in Panaji, Goa.

Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India

Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India

Bogmalo Beach is rather small secluded beach inbetween two seaside hills near the city of Vasco da Gama, in the middle of the coastline of Goa, India.

The beach is relatively quiet, and there is only one five-star hotel, which you can see in the photo, and also couple of restaurants as well as and a few independent small shops at least during the winter, when the tourist season is happening.

See the other Goan beaches through this link.

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Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India

 

Miramar Beach after sunset

Miramar Beach is located in Goa’s appealing capital Panjim. It differs from other famous beaches by being beautiful naturally – there’s no beachshacks nor sunbathers.