What this tour is about: Old Goa was the thriving capital of the Bijapur Sultanate. The Portuguese captured the city in 1510, defeating the forces of Adil Shah. Under Porrtuguese rule, Old Goa soon became a major metropolis, competing with cities like London, Paris and Amsterdam. But the city was hit by plague in the 17th century, and never returned to its former glory.
In 1843, the capital of Goa was shifted to Panjim, and Old Goa was more or less abandoned. Today its beautiful monuments are a historical record of the evangelization of Asia. They depict the spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art in all the countries of Asia where missions were established.
Your walk route will include the following:
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours
Start Point: Gandhi Circle
INR 750 per person for 7-10 persons
INR 1000 per person for 5-6 persons
INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
INR 3000 for a solo traveller
Includes: Knowledgeable guide, personalised walk, handouts and all taxes