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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Traveel

The Velha Goa or Old Goa plays host to numerous churches and chapels built during the Portuguese rule. The monuments are revered and have been well protected and maintained by the caretakers. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is perched atop the hillocks which are situated in front of the Se Cathedral. A series of neatly laid stone steps take one to the top.

Alfonso de Albuquerque is believed to have constructed this church after he conquered Goa in 1510. The church is not exactly an architectural wonder like some of its glorious counterparts. However, the hillocks present a great panoramic view of the surrounding Goa and are a quiet place to sit and relax.

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