Top 10 Places To Visit In North Goa If You're A History Buff

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Fort Aguada

Fort Aguada, built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, stands as a sentinel overlooking the Arabian Sea. Its well-preserved lighthouse and breathtaking views make it a must-visit for history buffs.

Fort Aguada |

Chapora Fort

Known for its panoramic views of the Vagator beach and its appearance in the Bollywood movie "Dil Chahta Hai," Chapora Fort offers a glimpse into Goa's colonial past and stunning scenery.

Chapora Fort |

Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort, one of the oldest forts in Goa, has been restored to its former glory and now houses a cultural center. It offers insights into the region's history and offers stunning views of the Mandovi River.

Reis Magos Fort |

St. Augustine Tower

The ruins of St. Augustine Tower, part of a 16th-century Augustinian monastery, stand as a haunting reminder of Goa's rich religious history. It's a fascinating site for those interested in historical architecture.

St. Augustine Tower |

Basilica of Bom Jesus

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for housing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The baroque architecture and historical significance make it a vital stop on any historical tour of North Goa.

Basilica of Bom Jesus |

Se Cathedral

One of the largest churches in Asia, Se Cathedral is renowned for its Portuguese-Manueline architecture. It is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria and is a testament to the Portuguese influence in Goa.

Se Cathedral |

The Museum of Christian Art

Located within the Convent of Santa Monica, this museum showcases a collection of artifacts that highlight the Christian heritage of Goa. It includes sculptures, paintings, and precious metals from the 16th to 19th centuries.

The Museum of Christian Art |

Tiracol Fort

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, Tiracol Fort offers a rich blend of history and natural beauty. It now functions as a heritage hotel but retains much of its historic charm and structure.

Tiracol Fort |

Viceroy’s Arch

Built in 1599 by Viceroy Francisco da Gama, this arch marks the entrance to Old Goa. It's a striking example of colonial architecture and commemorates Vasco da Gama’s arrival in India.

Viceroy’s Arch |

Archaeological Museum, Old Goa

This museum, located in the convent of St. Francis of Assisi, houses a wealth of artefacts from Goa's diverse history, including sculptures, paintings, and manuscripts from the pre-colonial and colonial periods.

Archaeological Museum, Old Goa |

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