Category Archives: Monumental Heritage Goa

Royal Ride: Goa state museum to conserve 250-yr-old chariot

A 250-year-old chariot dating to the Portuguese era would now be restored to its past glory by the Goa government with the help of conservationists. State government-run Goa State Museum (GSM) has sought help from Mysore-based Regional Conservation Laboratory (RCL) to restore one of the oldest wooden chariots, currently on display at the museum premises. […]

Goa churches get ready for mammoth restoration

Several churches across Goa are heading for a massive restoration, a job undertaken once in 50-60 years. The lifespan of interiors and antiquities in these churches built during Portuguese colonial rule in Goa, has entered a phase where they require huge upkeep. The restoration of wooden altars and gold-plated antiquities is mandated every 50-60 years, according to […]

ASI and Old Goa Panchayat fail to curb illegal construction within 200m of World Heritage Site at Old Goa.

  Authorities of Basilica of Bom Jesus on Friday raised concern regarding construction activity within 100-200 mtrs of the world heritage site at Old Goa.Addressing a press conference in Old Goa, Rector of Basilica of Bom Jesus Fr Savio Baretto said the ASI had sent notices regarding the construction, but had failed to initiate further […]

After Temples, Goa Church Wants Strict Code for Foreigners

A week after a popular temple here banned the entry of foreigners and scantily clad tourists, Goa’s most renowned church Basilica of Bom Jesus is considering a code of ethics for the hordes of tourists, both domestic and foreign, who come visiting. Speaking to IANS Friday, Father Savio Barretto said it was shocking to see tourists […]

Over 400 structures identified as heritage monuments in Goa

A Goa government committee has recommended that as many as 434 structures, including over 100 churches, be added to the list of heritage monuments in the state. The Rajiv Yaduvanshi Committee, in its recommendation to the state government, has identified 434 additional monuments and structures with immense heritage value, including 107 Catholic churches and 17 […]