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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's a bit of an uphill walk but the size of this ruin is amazing. Take the time to wander around and imagine...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Though this church is not properly built you be amazed how the construct the monastery you will also see the others parts of the church on the surrounding of the church, am only curious on the tablet that they wrap it with glass... you will also feel the positive energy of this place when you get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

It is one time visit place, grab your camera and take awesome selfie as the it is one the best place.

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