Old Goa in Goa

The locality is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site

The locality is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site | Photo credit: Flickr / Nagarjun

Old Goa Overview

Book Goa Hotels Book Goa Holiday Packages

Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means old in Portuguese) is a historic city in north Goa. It is said that the city once had a population of 200,000. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century and served as the capital of Portuguese India from the 16th to the 18th century. It is a heritage locality and is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, and is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. Take out at least half a day to visit the place. Churches in old Goa worth visiting are Se Cathedral, The Church of Assisi and Basilica of Bom Jesus.

Similar Landmarks in Goa

Landmark

Location

10 kilometre east of Panjim