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Architectural landmarks in Goa.

Wednesday, 1st September 2021

Everyone knows the names of the beaches, huts, and sports in Goa, but how many of you know the stunning architectural landmarks of Goa? Goa is more than beaches and party spots. The state has an incredible architecture that will leave you mesmerized. A beautiful blend of Portuguese, Indian and Mughal styles, these stunning Goa buildings reflect the state's glorious past.

A rundown of some of the most marvelous landmarks in Goa.


Church of St. Francis Of Assisi

Calling this beautiful church the Hidden Secret of Goa would not be wrong. This impressive church has been neglected for many years. But the carvings, paintings, and designs on the altar have drawn visitors from all over. There is also an archaeological museum in the convent building next to the church.


Fort Auguda

One of Goa's main attractions, Fort Aguada was built in 1612 by the Portuguese. It was built to protect Old Goa from outside attacks. Splendid architecture, the fortress fascinates with its grandeur. Surely few people know that Fort Aguada is also known as the home of Asia's first lighthouse!


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Fort Tiracol

Also known as Tiracol Fort, Terekhol Fort on the banks of the Tiracol River is now converted into a heritage hotel. This 17th-century fortress is a Portuguese masterpiece! The fortress boasts seven rooms, named for the seven days of the week. One can enjoy the beautiful view of the Arabian Sea and Querim beach from above.


Cabo Raj Bhavan

Another architectural and historical wonder in Goa is the centuries-old Cabo Raj Bhavan. The home of the Governor of Goa, this two-story structure is breathtaking. It is a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, including Chinese porcelain, chandeliers, and silverware.


Basilica of Bom Jesus

It is one of the most famous churches in India built-in 1605. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is an important landmark in Goa with its magnificent architecture. . The church is known for its Baroque architecture and has a splendid interior built in the MosaicCorinthian style. The main attraction here is the remains of Saint Francis Xavier, the famous Spanish missionary.

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