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Velha Goa (Old Goa) Travel guide
Velha Goa (Old Goa) : Michelin's recommendations
According to a Portuguese proverb, "If you’ve seen Goa there is no need to see Lisbon", even though Velha Goa, the splendid old city, was abandoned in 1684. A few churches remain from its prosperous past, including that of St Catherine (1513), the first church to be built here: sadly, few of Goa’s magnificent mansions and palaces have withstood the test of time.