There are works of art, breathtaking in themselves but surreal when seen in their entirety when you move from one magnificent old building to another. Where else will you find so many churches, along with a Basilica and a cathedral? And ancient Hindu temple.
|Old Goa Residency (Heritage View)|
Old Goa is a bonanza for those interested in history, art, culture and atmosphere. And where better to experience it all with the Old Goa Residency as your base, with world treasures just a leisurely walk away. Take your pick of world heritage monuments such as Bom Jesus which houses the body of St Francis Xavier in a tomb of exquisite Goan and Italian workmanship, Se Cathedral, St Francis of Assisi, St Cajetan, the Christian Art Museum, the Tower of St Augustine, which are just a minute’s walk away from this place. After that you can walk down the broad centuries old brick road that leads off to one of the greatest old churches – Santana of Talaulim. A week is not sufficient to explore the treasures of Old Goa and the places of interest around. You will need at least two weeks.
The Residency has 45 rooms in four blocks with double rooms either AC or non-AC.
The elegant lobby opens into the restaurant “Sukhsagar” which caters to a wide variety of tastes. A large hall on the first floor where weddings and family functions are celebrated, is very popular with residents from the surrounding villages for all their major functions. A wide sunny patio can be transformed into the perfect open air venue for an informal fun evening, or a romantic celebration at night.
You can take your pick or visit every place of historic interest. The churches of Old Goa are a must St Cajetan, Our Lady of the Mount, St Francis of Assisi Church and Convent, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our lady of Rosary, the Archaeological Museum, the Christian Art Museum, the ruins of the Church and Monastery of St Augustine, The Chapel of St Catherine, the Viceroy’s Arch, Gateway of the Place of Yusuf Adil Shah, Royal Chapel of St Anthony (opposite the ruins of the Church of St Augustine) Convent of Santa Monica. The temple of Brahmapur is just up the road to Ela. Further afield lie the beautiful islands of Chorao and Divar. Chorao is famous for its Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Divar is larger with its beautiful church dominating the island, you will find beautiful old mansions of a time that is fast disappearing. Finally there is Carambolim lake with its exotic feathered visitors from as far away as Siberia.
Old Goa is a spiritual place, best experienced in early morning or in the lengthening shadows of evening, where you can almost hear the whispers of those gone by, telling you that this particular place by the banks of the Mandovi was beloved by all who walked these same broad avenues centuries ago
|Panaji city 10km||Full fledged restaurant offering offering Indian, Goan & Continental cuisine with room service.|
|Dabolim Airport 36km|
|Tivim Rly stn 34 km||Cottage type rooms equipped with all modern amenities|
|Margao railway station 30km|
|Vasco Railway Station 36 km||Indoor and Outdoor Games. Nature treks and excursion trips on request.|
|Karmali Rly stn 3km|
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