Ever wonder what tourists get up to in Goa? I mean, it’s a beach destination but what else is here for tourists… There is a lot! Because I live here, I haven’t gone into tourist mode and actually haven’t been to some places to visit in Goa on this list (yes, even after nearly 4 years).
I’m going to go all “Lonely Planet” and tell you the places that tourists come here looking for, since guidebooks say they are the best!
Basilica de Bom Jesus
This is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It’s located in Old Goa. To get here you’ll probably want to hire a taxi driver. Old Goa, in general, is a huge tourist attraction in Goa because the churches here were built by the Portuguese in the 1600’s. It’s free to enter and you need to cover your shoulders and wear something that covers your legs at least to your knees.
Church of St. Francis of Assisi
This is the other popular church in Old Goa so you can’t miss it. They are right next to each other. It was built at the same time…