Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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...
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...
Opposite Se Cathedral, beyond the road is a large and beautiful Church of St. Cajetan built of laterite blocks, which were lime-plastered. The facade having two towers on either side to serve as belfry, has Corinthian Columns and pilasters...
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...
  Church of St. Francis of Assisi Further to the west of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is the Chapel of St. Catherine. Built of laterite blocks it has a tower on either side of the facade. The chapel in...
  Church of St. Francis of Assisi To the West of Sé Cathedral is the former palace of the Archbishop that connects Sé Cathedral to Convent, and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The structure is built of laterite blocks and is...
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This is the largest church among the group, and measures 35.36 m high on the façade, 76.2 m long and 55.16 m wide. Built on a raised plinth of laterite, covered with lime-plaster, the church has, besides the main...
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,...
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...
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,...
The ancient grandeur of this city cannot be adequately visualized as most of the buildings of importance have now totally disappeared leaving only traces of their existence. On the eve of the Portuguese conquest, the city was protected by...