Places of Worship in Goa
Churches in Goa: Old Goa (10 kms from Panaji)
East of Panaji, lies the site of city of Old Goa, founded by Adil Shah in the first decade of 16th century. It was being developed by them with a view to shifting their capital from Bijapur. However, Afonso de Albuquerque made a short work of it when he stormed and took it over to house the centre of power of the Portuguese colonies. More
Temples in Goa: Shri Bhagwati
The Temple, situated by the side of the main road, is said to be more than 500 years old. Two life size images of elephants in standing postition, made of black stone on either side at the entrance welcome the visitors. More
Mosques in Goa: Jama Masjid
Built in the last century, the Jama Masjid was completely renovated in 1959. The new structure is remarkable for its harmonious proportions and elegant simplicity. It has four minarets whilst the entrance facade is flanked by two elegant towers surmounted by pillared kiosks. More
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