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Old Goa

Old Goa

Old Goa

For most people, going to Goa is just walking the beach and a night party. But there are also many places that you cannot complete a tour of Goa by ignoring it. The Old Goa is located about 48 km from Goa. This Place has such heritage in itself where you will feel thrilled to go. Here is the largest church in Asia as well as the oldest Shiva temple also. Basilica Bone Jesus Church located in this Place is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier. This church contains the remains of St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier visited India in 1541 at the behest of the King of Portugal.

Basilica Bom Jesus Church
Basilica Bom Jesus Church

St. Cathedral Church is also present in front of this church. St. Cathedral Church is the also largest church in Asia. Mount Mary Chapel Church is located on a hill. The staircase leading to this church are made by cutting mud. In addition, there is a 46 meter high St. Augustine Church in this Place. This church was built in the year 1602. The rulers of the Bijapur Sultanate settled This Place in the fifteenth century. UNESCO has designated the entire Old Goa as a World Heritage Site also. The 400-year-old Mangeshi temple is present in Maradol, Old Goa.

Mangeshi Temple
Mangeshi Temple

They are also the total gods of the entire region. The 450-year-old Mahalasa Narayani temple is also a center of faith. This temple is on the Mohini avatar of Lord Vishnu. Apart from this, Shri Kamakshi, Saptakateshvamar, Shri Shantadurga, Bhagwati Temple of Pernem are also visible in the sacred Temples of Goa. Dona Paula is very famous in This Place. This lover became famous because of the couple’s love story. Donna Paula has her sculptures on the rock. It is a viewing point for rock tourists.

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