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Old Goa Heritage Walk

Velha Goa, India

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Experience hosted by Amreen Lata Ameez Deepak  Murali

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The walk starts at the Viceroy's Arch near the Ferry point, where you get introduced to the historical Portuguese past of Old Goa. Old Goa was also known as ‘Rome of the East’ due to the incidence of prettily designed churches and wide open piazzas.

We then pay a visit to the very beautiful St. Cajeten church of the Italian Order. St. Cajetan Church also known as the Church of Divine Providence is a church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa.

We then move ahead to old main street of Old Goa, the Rua Direita to pass by the Se Cathedral and the Church of St Francis. Se Cathedral is one of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa. This magnificent 16th century monument in Goa, build under the Portuguese rule is the largest church in Asia.

After surveying the pieces of ruined buildings displayed outside the Museum, we proceed to Old Goa’s first c, the Church of St Catherine, before reaching the Basilica of Bom Jesus where the remains of St Francis Xavier are to be found.

Our presenters will highlight all the above places with fascinating history and anecdotes that are unheard of and will share a very unique perspective of the making of Old Goa.
The walk starts at the Viceroy's Arch near the Ferry point, where you get introduced to the historical Portuguese past of Old Goa. Old Goa was also known as ‘Rome of the East’ due to the incidence of prettily designed churches and wide open piazzas.

We then pay a visit to the very beautiful St. Cajeten church of the Italian Order. St. Cajetan Church also known as the Church of Divine Providence is a church of the Roman Catholic Archdi…

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sat, Jan 30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Meet your host, Amreen Lata Ameez Deepak Murali

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We are a group of experienced professional hosts under MAKE IT HAPPEN, which is an Experiential Travel Company, that specializes in curating immersive travel experiences.

We will share insights into history and folklore of the area taking you back to life as it was in the bygone times. We qualify as local experts and are passionate about the history, culture, food, art and heritage of Goa, and have invested several years into studying and perfecting the art of storytelling.
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Where you'll be

Begin the Old Goa Heritage Walk at Viceroys Arch
Visit the church St Cajetan
Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Notice the remains of St. Francis Xavier
Visit the imposing Sé Cathedral, the largest church in Goa.
Explore the ruins of the St. Augustine up the holy hill

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Sandeep
March 2020
Ameez was a great host, he was very knowledgeable and showed us a side of Goa that we didn't know about. He was friendly and answered all of our questions. A must do experience.
Nitesh
March 2020
Ameez was awesome host, he had great knowledge about the culture and history of Old Goa, Portuguese influenced Goa, it was really a great heritage walk, covering, churches and other ruins of old churches, it was truly a great experience..!!
Ajay
January 2020
It was a great experience and this tour gave me an entirely different perspective towards Goa. Thanks to Ameez for being so awesome in his story telling skilks.
Sushant
October 2019
Both the walk and the host were a great experience. Amreen is a very knowledgeable, expert in history and very passionate about Goan culture in general.
Shweta
September 2019
Amreen was a wonderful host who provided historical insights about Old Goa in story telling manner. She was patient and provided quirky details making history come to life! Throughly recommend this to anyone visiting! Religion, politics, architecture and many more to interesting details were patiently explained in an engaging manner!
Amreen was a wonderful host who provided historical insights about Old Goa in story telling manner. She was patient and provided quirky details making history come to life! Through…
Amit
September 2019
We had an amazing experience with Murali as our host. It was a beautiful journey through Goa's (and Gomantak's) past which helped us discover a part of Goa's culture and heritage which was previously unknown to us. It is not your typical guided tour where you are bombarded with dates and facts. It is rather a nuanced, personalised and insightfully curated experience. I would recommend this tour to people who want to do a bit more than indulge in what the beaches have to offer.
We had an amazing experience with Murali as our host. It was a beautiful journey through Goa's (and Gomantak's) past which helped us discover a part of Goa's culture and heritage…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hats or Caps in Summer

Umbrellas in the monsoons