Saligao Village Experience

A tour through Saligao, one of the more prosperous villages in Goa that reflects the style of the renowned artists of Goa.

Starting Point : Mae De Deus Church, Saligao

Duration : 2 hours

Price:

From: 1,000.00

Prior Registration Requied

Yes

Description

Saligao Village Experience – Witness the splendour of a typical Goan village

Amble through the village wards of Saligao while picturesque fields surround the settlement. Visit an Indo-Portuguese house and witness the simple yet splendid village lifestyle.

Situated amidst picturesque surroundings of the typical Goan countryside is the Mae De Deus church at Saligao. Mae de Deus is stark, stern with a glamorous charm in contrast with Baroque style churches of Goa. The Mae de Deus church is a breathtaking sight with its Gothic spires and pristine white walls. It is among the finest in the Gothic style and is attractively illuminated at night.

Built in 1873, it is the finest example of Neo-Gothic architecture in Goa which is in contract to the Baroque style churches of Goa. It houses the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus. The statue was eventually brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa.

A walk through Saligao, one of the more prosperous villages of Goa, owing to the business acumen of its early settlers. The architectural aesthetics of Saligao today reflect the creative style of some of the renowned artists of Goa who have chosen to live a splendid village lifestyle.

Highlights:

-An immersive narrative of Saligao by a friendly English-speaking presenter.
-Delve into the stories of migration and unravel what makes Saligao a splendid village.
-Visit Goa’s only Gothic style church.
-Walk through the wards of Saligao village flanked by rice fields.
-Explore contemporary Goan art and architecture.
-High Tea hosted by owners of a beautiful Indo-Portuguese home.

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