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Goa, the first reaction is beaches and blue ocean , lounging in the beach shacks with music somewhere in the background. But if we say Goa and that too in the midst of the tropical monsoons , not many would warm up to the idea.
I would say, a weekend visit to Goa in the monsoons is definitely acceptable and more so desirable. The drops of rain as they splatter all around you, myriad shades of green and empty roads cleanse the mind which the sunny season of Goa can never hope to achieve. It is not that Goa closes down completely for the monsoon rather it tones down a lot. The shacks are gone and so is the blue calm sea that is so synonymous to Goa, instead the beaches are secluded and windy but then move inland and one sees a totally different world that is not visible in the tourist season. Everything is lush green and alive to say the least and yes the sun does come out, it’s not rainy all the time.
So I think besides seeing and experiencing the monsoon showers one should utilize this opportunity to see the history that old Goa offers especially now that the tourists are not there. “Velha” Goa which is the Portuguese for Old Goa is historically significant for a number of reasons. Walk in the by lanes out here and one can see historical connections att every turn; however, this article of mine deals with four main monuments that are a must see whichever is the season that one visits Goa.To read the article with in-depth multiple visuals click on link below , to continue with the article with limited visuals scroll down ....
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Se Cathedral: Amongst all the old churches in Goa or even of this country, the Se Cathedral is regarded as the most striking of them all. Its magnificence impresses just anyone who visits its hallowed premises. Dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria, it has five bells of which there is the eminent golden bell, considered one of the best in the world. Constructed in the 16th century built in Portuguese-gothic style exterior and Corinthian interior. The interiors of the cathedral is highly imposing and consists of eight chapels out of which the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament is magnificent in its construction, seven altars including the main altar. The degree of artwork done on each edifice, pillar and the artifacts placed all around complement the entire atmosphere within the cathedral. Open to public, this is a must visit when one is visiting Old Goa.