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Goa - Viceroy Arch in Old Goa

Monday, March 30, 2015

This is all that stands today, called the Viceroy Arch. This was the restored in 1954. 

This Arch was built somewhere between 1597 to 1600 by Viceroy Francisco da Gama (Governor of Goa). He is the Grandson of Vasco da Gama, the famous explorer to land on Goan shores. 

The Arch was built as a memorial for the achievements done by Vasco da Gama.  The Arch I believe was built then as it looks authentic but the walls were restored later. Bricks (chire)  was used in its restoration on the wall around the Arch. 

If you check the Arch closely  it has the statue of Vasco da Gama on the River side (Mandovi River) and that of the Argonaut on the side of St. Cajetan Church. As per the inscription next to the Arch.


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