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Church and Monastery of St Augustine

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Address: Old Goa | Nr. Holy Hill, Panjim 403402, India

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It is a great symbol of our ancient history. Good view of church and museum nearby it. Must visit one time .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a great symbol of our ancient history. Good view of church and museum nearby it. Must visit one time .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As my title suggest place is not just for historians . Nature lovers , Travellers who like to have some awsum expernce should visit during rainy season belive me you will just love it.. With rain little showers around anyone will just love to be here. Edit: - pics will surely find & upload ..

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may seem barren and useless to non-history lovers. It’s a very old church which was ordered to be destroyed by the then government and over the ages it has fallen down leaves the base and a corner of the structure. So once you try to paint your imagination and try to draw the volume of the “once in glory”... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Its ruins of a church. It has been destroyed due to lack of maintenance unlike other ruins in India, which is destroyed due to invasions. It has more than 650 years of history, but without proper guide, I think you cannot get any of it. Better visit with a knowledgeable local contact.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A very calm and peaceful place. Very few tourists visit here. You won't believe that it's just 500 metres away from the crowded Basilica of Bom Jesus. The place is almost deserted by late afternoon with few people around. There are couple of other things to see in the vicinity like a museum and a small church. The day I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Church and monstery of St.Augustine was a living example of the History and great and msut visit place in Old Goa.

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

What a serene location. I got goosebumps as I walked into 650 years of history. The fallen church against the grey of the Goan monsoon sky spoke of the fragility of human nature! Its extremely well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The tower and the church were built in 1602 by the Augustinian friars who arrived in Goa in 1587. The building later fell into neglect resulting in the collapse of the vault in 1842. Built of laterite, the church was had eight richly decorated chapels and four altars. The title song of film Gumnan was shot in its ruins. Since... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine in Old Goa is a must visit site when in Goa. The ruins and the stones are huge and amazing. Loved this place, one can easily spend a couple of hours just exploring this place. The culture and historical significance of this place makes it very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India - "Churches and Convents of Goa". The ruins are massive and one can take the time to visualise what it must have been in its hey day. It is a site of religious, cultural and historical significance. Highly recommended.

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