Goa, India

Divine Art & Architecture
Divine Art & Architecture

Divine Art & Architecture

$80

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Highlights

Church of our Lady of Rosary - Portuguese architecture 
Convent of Santa Monica - birthplace of Goa's queen of desserts 
Museum of Christian Art 
Ruins of St. Augustine - hiding the secrets of a Georgian queen 
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony - covered in beautiful blue stucco

Description

Goa has long been known not only for its beaches, but also its magnificent churches. The Popular monumental churches of Old Goa are visited in large numbers, leaving behind several others which are equally beautiful and rich in heritage. Carefully hidden behind the walls of these majestic monuments are mysteries that have been discovered only recently during restorations. Come witness the astounding works of art found on the walls of these monumental buildings, which could have been inspired by the Hindu Temples along the Konkan Coast! The ancient art of KAAVI made with a paste of soil and charcoal filled into an etched design will keep you wondering how one could possess such an intricate skill with magnificent results. Learn about how this beautiful art form has barely survived to tell its talent today. In addition, the colorful murals, rich blue stucco plasterwork and also the rustic remains of one of the biggest churches to be built in Goa. This trail also touches upon the recent restorations and discoveries right from hidden forms of art to the bones of a GeorgianQueen in one of the churches.

Who This Experience Is Good For

This experience would be ideal for people curious about the story of how the Portuguese brought Christianity and how willfully the Goan colony accepted it to escape the caste system.

Meet Our Local Host 

Meet our friendly local host, passionate about our community. They'll guide you through our city, sharing insider knowledge and personal stories for a memorable experience.

Itinerary 

At 2:30 PM Your cab will collect you at Dukle Elite

At 3:00 PM meet at Mae De Deus Church in Old Goa
Church of our Lady of Rosary
Convent of Santa Monica
Museum of Christian Art
Ruins of St. Augustine
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony
Activity ends at 6 PM and you will be home by 7:30PM

What’s Included

A professional and knowledgeable guide
Soul Travelling Goodies
All Entry Fees & Permissions
Church Visits, Snacks & Tea
Transportation

What’s Not Included

Additional food or drinks beyond what is provided on the tour
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)

Know Before You Go

Minimum Needed: 6 persons
Maximum Capacity: 12 persons 
Total Travel Time: Approx. 30 mins
Total Activity Time: Approx. 3 hours
How far is meeting point from your accommodation: mins
Meeting Point Name: Dukle Elite
Booking Deadline
25th October EOD
Weather Dependent: No
Special Clothing Required: Walking sandals or shoes
Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes, if mentioned at time of booking only
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. ATMs are available in town. 
Ground Transportation Included
Additional Information: Carry Sunglasses, umbrella, body and face sunscreen, mosquito repellant, soothing insect balm, a hat and a bottle of water
Liabilities:

  • The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
  • The villagers love their quietude & privacy, so please do not tag locations

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