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Old Goa, Panjim

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Experience the history of the once-Portuguese colony that rivaled European capitals with its splendor and wealth at Old Goa, a World Heritage Site. The city steadily grew long before the Portuguese arrived in 1510, but after the conquest, the port city simply bloomed. Visit the Se Cathedral, the largest church in Asia, which took 80 years to complete. The ancient market sites here represent that area where traders once came from China, Arabia, and Africa to trade in silk, spices, and incense. Walk through Rua Direita where shops and palatial villas once decorated the main avenue. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Goa by using our Goa vacation route planner.
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  • A location not to miss when you are in Goa.Your visit to this place will bring peace and tranquillity to your mind .This place has no. Of churches dedicated to differrent Saints . The Sacred Relic of ...  more »
  • A beautiful & attractive place with memorable structures, old type of buildings, houses, churches, cathedral, museum, markets and the atmosphere. You can love it. Everyone must visit once.  more »
  • We have been to Old Goa a number of times as we stay nearby whenever in Goa.From Panjim you can either take the old road by the Mandovi river or the Bengaluru highway. The former is more picturesque a...  more »

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