Peoples remain awestruck when they look at these ancient monuments still unfazed by time. One can feel history in the air when visiting these religious places. These religious places have the soul of Goa within them.
They give Goa the traditional look despite heavy commercialization and tourism. One should visit these places in order to feel the special bond with Goa, Without which your trip remains incomplete.
The famous forts in Goa include the aguada fort, the largest fort in Goa. It was built in1609 – 12 to fortify Old Goa. The chapora fort near mapusa, built in 1617 by the Portuguese on a Muslim site and terekhol fort on the terekhol river built by maharajah khem sawant bhonsle in the 17Th century.
The popular Museums and art galleries in Goa are the state Archaeology Museums in Panaji (Panjim) opened on Sept 1977 with seven galleries namely:
The religious expression gallery
Banerji Art gallery
Contemporary Art gallery
Western bronzes gallery
Christan Art gallery, and
Cultural Anthropology gallery.
A vast collection of more than 8000 objects.