Diu Museum


St Thomas’ Church is a lovely, simple building with walls decaying in genteel fashion. It now houses the Diu Museum, with a spooky, evocative collection of wooden saints going back to the 16th century and particularly creepy armless angels. Once a year, on All Saints' Day (1 November), this is used for a packed-out Mass.

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1. St Paul’s Church

0.09 MILES

Cavernous St Paul’s is a wedding cake of a church, founded by Jesuits in 1600 and then rebuilt in 1807. Its neoclassical facade is the most elaborate of…

2. Church of St Francis of Assisi

0.21 MILES

A surprise awaits at this church, founded in 1593, and previously used as a hospital. The whitewashed exterior is all flaking paint and sea-spray decay,…

4. Nagar Sheth Haveli

0.32 MILES

The most impressive and elaborate buildings in Diu town's western maze of tiny streets are found in the Panchwati area. Nagar Sheth Haveli, an old…

5. Diu Fort

0.44 MILES

Built in 1535, with additions made in 1541, this massive, well-preserved Portuguese fort with its double moat (one tidal) was one of the most important…

6. Jallandhar Beach


Within walking distance of Diu town is the rocky Jallandhar Beach, on the town’s southern shore. Despite its proximity to town it's actually one of the…

7. Zampa Gateway

0.52 MILES

Painted bright red, this main town gateway in the huge city wall that hems in the western side of Diu has carvings of lions, angels and a priest, while…