Monuments in Goa

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  • Basilica de Bom Jesus

    Basilica de Bom Jesus

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a church, which is situated in Old Goa, and is an excellent example of Baroque architecture. Basilica of Bom Jesus was constructed in the year 1605 and is one of the most important destinations for Christian pilgrims from all over the world. One of ...

    Religious Monument
  • Fort Aguada

    Fort Aguada

    This majestic fort perched over the Sinquerim beach is an architectural marvel of the 17th century, which was constructed by the Portuguese in order to defend their land from the Marathas and the British. Offering breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, a walk through the fort to the lighthouse located ...

  • Chapora Fort

    Chapora Fort

    Chapora Fort first got noticed in the movie Dil Chahta Hai. This ancient fort in North Goa offers splendid views of the adjoining Vagator beach and overlooks the Arabian Sea from all angles. The fort is located on top of a hillock with slopes on all sides, and though it ...

    Monument Movie Connection
  • Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a heritage construction, which was built in the year 1660 by the Portuguese as a chapel, and was later given the status of a church. Now a part of Old Goa, the church boasts of impressive architecture, and has some remarkable sculptures ...

    Religious Monument
  • Viceroy's Arch

    Viceroy's Arch

    Established in 1599 by Viceroy Francisco da Gama, the Viceroy’s Arch is made up of laterite and green granite. The archway was once the main street for entering Old Goa. The arch was built to commemorate the memory of the famous explorer – Vasco da Gama. The arch is embellished ...

  • Reis Magos Fort

    Reis Magos Fort

    Opposite the city of Panjim, lies the village of Reis Magos located on the northern bank of the Mandovi River. The village is famous for two monuments- The Reis Magos Fort and The Reis Magos Church-the first church in Bardez. Erected in the year 1551 it was mostly accommodated by ...

  • Fort Terekhol

    Fort Terekhol

    Fort Terekhol was built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, the king of Sawantwadi in the 17th century. It was later taken over by the Portuguese. This fort was used as a base for freedom fighters during the freedom fight of 1961. The fort has a 100 year old church inside ...

  • Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah

    Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah

    Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah is located close to the Mandovi waterfront and was constructed by the Muslim King Yusuf Adil Shah, the sultan of Bijapur. The palace was demolished in 1820 for construction of new houses and now only the gateway of the palace is what ...