The evidence that the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a world heritage site declared by UNESCO, is desperately crying for attention was presented by Herald a few weeks ago. The 400-year-old structure is absorbing water and the walls remain damp for a good part of the year, even after the monsoons. This has raised concerns among architects, conservationists and others. The historical monument needs immediate attention. Taking a deeper look at the condition of the Basilica of Bom Jesus, and what can be done to keep it standing for future generations, HERALD and Arch FERNANDO VELHO pose a few questions to Fr Patricio Fernandes sj, the Rector of the Basilica, who is experiencing firsthand the deterioration of the structure and architect Dr Vishvesh Kandolkar, whose PhD thesis focussed on the cultural history of the Basilica.
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Amid vociferous protests from the opposition as well as heritage conservationists, the Goa government has backpedaled from its proposed move to include an area housing a 17th century Old Goa Church complex under an urban planning authority. Critics of the move to include Ela village near Panaji, which is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site, under the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority of Goa, had alleged that it would facilitate construction of high-rise buildings in close proximity of the Church complex dedicated to the patron saint of Goa ‘St. Francis Xavier’.
Amid vociferous protests from the opposition as well as heritage conservationists, the Goa government has back-pedalled from its proposed move to include an area housing a 17th century Old Goa Church complex under an urban planning authority…
The coolest things to do in Old Goa if you’re visiting in February-March 2020…
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What excites you when you hear ‘Goa’,? Beaches? Partying? Casino? There’s more to Goa than meets your mind’s eye actually.
The first thing you’ll learn about traveling to Goa: you’ll want go back again.
Goa is a tiny state with a population of 1.4 million people, situated on the west coast of India, and widely known for its spectacular, palm-fringed sand beaches, and party scene.
Churches of Goa: 5 Churches in and around Panaji to usher in the Yuletide spirit; Natasha Anchees; India.com
Cause its more than just a town of beaches and all night parties!
There’s a refreshing slice of Portuguese culture in this city known for its hedonistic lifestyle.
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