Museum of Christian Art
Church & Convent of St Monica
Work on this three-storey laterite church and convent, also standing on the hill, commenced in 1606 and was completed in 1627, only to...
Chapel of St Anthony
Opposite the ruins of the Church of St Augustine is the Chapel of St Anthony, which is now partly in use as a convent. The chapel,...
Ruins of the Church of St Augustine
Standing on Holy Hill (Monte Santo) is perhaps the most mournful memorial to Old Goa’s fallen might. All that’s left today of the Church...
One in a string of little tourist restaurants, all dispensing decent, basic food at surprisingly reasonable prices, Tourist Inn has the...
Museum of Christian Art information
This excellent museum, in a stunningly restored space within the 1627 Convent of St Monica, contains a collection of statues, paintings and sculptures, though the setting warrants a visit in its own right. Interestingly, many of the works of Goan Christian art made during the Portuguese era, including some of those on display here, were produced by local Hindu artists; this might explain a tiger-skin-wrapped John the Baptist, fitted out in the style of Hindu god Shiva.