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Old Goa, Panjim

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Experience the history of the once-Portuguese colony that rivaled European capitals with its splendor and wealth at Old Goa, a World Heritage Site. The city steadily grew long before the Portuguese arrived in 1510, but after the conquest, the port city simply bloomed. Visit the Se Cathedral, the largest church in Asia, which took 80 years to complete. The ancient market sites here represent that area where traders once came from China, Arabia, and Africa to trade in silk, spices, and incense. Walk through Rua Direita where shops and palatial villas once decorated the main avenue. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Goa by using our Goa vacation route planner.
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  • This area was the capital of the sultanate of Bijapur & later became the capital of portuguese Goa.It soon became an important trading centre for the whole world with goods coming & going to far & wid...  more »
  • Old Goa is probably one of the most beautiful medieval cities of india. It was the capital of Colonial Goa. The beautiful houses, cool climate, helpful locals and marvellous churches and beauttiful ar...  more »
  • Our group liked the experience of walking around some parts of Velha Goa -- Old Goa. Some parts like Fountainhas have really retained their quaint heritage form and continue to be attractive. However,...  more »