There are many things to do in Goa apart from just beach hopping and partying. Old Goa is one beautiful place in the North which is it’s known for colonial-era monuments like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, with the remains of St. Francis Xavier, and the domed Church of St. Cajetan, inspired by St. Peter’s in Rome.

In this article we are listing some of the most magnificent places to visit in Old Goa in 2020 on your exciting vacation.

5 Wonderful Places to visit in Old Goa

Goa has many beaches, restaurants, churches, sight-seeing places that can’t be visited in one day. At least 4-5 day trip at your convenience. Every time you take a trip to Goa, explore that place properly and come back again. We have listed some of the places that surely can’t be missed on your trip to Goa.

1. Basilica of Bom Jesus

2. Se Cathedral

3. Tomb of St. Xavier

4. Fontainhas

5. St. Augustine Ruins


1. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus church in Goa

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a roman catholic basilica in Goa. This is one of the most popular tourist places in Goa. The Church is 400 years old and has been recognized as World heritage site by UNESCO. The basilica is best known for housing the Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. You should definitely visit this heritage site on your visit to Goa.  The ideal time to visit will be in winters that is October to March.

2. Se Cathedral 

Visit Se cathedral in Goa in 2020

The Se Cathedral is cathedral of Latin Roman catholic Archdiocese of Goa. This is one of the biggest and oldest church in Goa. The architecture of the church is beautiful and has high ceilings and mosaic work. The Cathedral and Museum of Goa are in the same compound so you can visit both. The church is open from 7:30 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 7:30 to 10 am on Sundays.  The place is ideal for families, kids, groups, solo travelers, photographers, etc.

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3. Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

The Tomb of St. Francis Xavier is another tourist spot that cannot be missed when visiting Goa. It is located in Goa in one of the chapels of the Basilica of Bom Jesus and holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The Saint was popular, loved and prayed among the the citizens of Goa. It is ideal for families, friends, solo travelers, groups, etc to visit. 

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4. Fontainhas

Visit fontainhas in old Goa

The fontainhas is a Latin Quater located in Panjim. It was established by Latins. Travelers can take a stroll in this beautiful place that has prettiest and colorful houses. Also, you should definitely try the cookies and baked items in the old bakeries here. This is one fun place to be with your families and loved ones. Couples can also enjoy here taking a walk on the streets and tasting baked goodies in the bakery. 

5. St. Augustine Ruins

St. Augustine ruins in Go

Church of St. Augustine is a ruined church complex located in Old Goa. The church was completed in 1602 and is part of the World Heritage Site, Churches and convents of Goa. The St. Augustine is one of the most iconic places of Goa and history lovers would definitely be visiting this place. Because of lack of maintenance there are only ruins left. Still you will find lot of visitors here. This is an ideal place for picnic, families, groups, etc.

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