Experiences > Religious Monuments > Asia > Old Goa

Goa was a Portuguese colony from 1510 until 1961 when India regained control. The Portuguese influence is still strongly felt however, particularly in the Catholic churches of Old Goa. The Church of Bom Jesus contains the tomb of the Catholic missionary St Francis Xavier. Other notable churches are the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Anne's Church.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Location: India

Old Goa

Travel to Old Goa

Organised group tours: Click here to see 21 tours to South India which may include Old Goa.

Further Exploration for Old Goa

Lonely_Planet Goa & Mumbai

Goa & Mumbai

Jul 2012 (6th ed.), 256 pages


Lonely_Planet Goa Beaches Encounter

Goa Beaches Encounter

Sep 2009 (1st ed.), 160 pages


Berlitz Goa  Pocket Guide

Goa Pocket Guide

Aug 2006, 144 pages


Footprint Goa Focus Guide

Goa Focus Guide

Nov 2013 (2nd ed.), 136 pages


Insight Goa - Compact Guide

Goa - Compact Guide

Jul 2006, 120 pages