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World Heritage Sites - Monuments

To the north of the road leading to t Church of St. Cajetan is the gate of the palace of Adil Shah. It is made of basalt and consists of a horizontal lintel resting on pillars decorated with mouldings...
Pillory

The Pillory

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Where the kuchcha road branches off from the road to Neura, leading to the Church and Convent of the Cross of Miracles, is a lone pillar on a raised platform. This once occupied the central place in the city...
Detail of a hero-stone with a royal personage sitting on a throne. (Fourteen century AD) ASI Museum Old Goa. The area around Old Goa extending to 3800 sq km between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, with the Sawantwadi...
  Floral designs on the walls of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi   Paintings The paintings in the churches were done on wooden boards and fixed between panels having floral designs as in the chapel housing the tomb of St. Xavier,...
As one proceeds about two kilometers on the main road towards Ponda, a kuchcha road branches off towards north at a place where a cross is fixed. The road leads to a hill on which, commanding a picturesque view,...
For the Portuguese of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, politics and religion went hand in hand. Any conquest or colonization was done with religious zeal. They regarded themselves as the instruments of God on the mission of propagation of...
This guide to Old Goa is an account on the architectural masterpieces in the form of cathedrals, churches, chapels and convents for which Old Goa (Velha Goa) is famous. These were built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries AD...
On the southern outskirts of Old Goa is a HI on which stand this convent and church. Built of laterite, plastered with Iime-mortar, the plain looking church and the single-storeyed convent, with numerous cells are now in ruins. The...
The museum has been functioning since 1964 in the abandoned convent of St. Francis of Assisi and is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The collection consists of Brahmanical sculptures, hero-stones and sati-stones of the early and late...
During the course of explorations, a lower Palaeolithic site at Shigao on the Dudhasagar river was located from where a unifacial chopper was found. Open campsites of the middle Palaeolithic period were located at Arali and Fatorpa. The former site,...
Immediately to the south of the main road is the Professed House, a two-storeyed laterite building. Despite the opposition which the Jesuits faced, the building was completed in 1585. A part of the building was accidentally burnt down in...
The main road in front of the Church of St. Cajetan leads to the river Mandovi through an archway known as the Viceroy's Arch. The arch is made of laterite except for the facade on the riverside, which is...