Chapel of St Sebastian
Worth a look while walking around the district of Fontainhas, this bright gallery displays works by local and international artists. It...
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
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Chapel of St Sebastian information
Fontainhas is notable for being home to the pretty Chapel of St Sebastian, built in 1818. This small whitewashed church at the end of a lovely lane contains one of only a few relics remaining as testament to the Goan Inquisition: a striking crucifix, which originally stood in the Palace of the Inquisition in Old Goa. Christ’s unusual open eyes are said to have been conceived especially to strike fear into the hearts of ‘heretical’ suspects brought before the Inquisitors, and awaiting their usually grisly fate.
In mid-November a street fair sets up outside the chapel to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Livrament.