of mounds of iron shells from its conflict-ridden
past can be seen even today in these premises.
Some canons have also survived. The main front
wall has five huge windows with stone galleries.
The fort, often covered in mist, is a stunning
sight. A picturesque view of the sea is possible
Church of Francis of Assisi
- The Church of St Francis of Assisi,
overlooking the Arabian Sea, has been converted
into a hospital.
St. Paul’s Church - St.
Paul's Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate
Conception. The construction of the church was
started in 1601 and was completed in the year
1610. The main facade of the church, perhaps
the most elaborate of all Portuguese churches
in India, is adorned with remarkable shell-like
motifs. Floodlights adding to the evening city
glow illuminate the facade.
Havelis (old mansions)
- These are the old mansions of some
rich Portuguese and Indian merchants, typically
wood carved or rock-studded. The colorful three-storey
Nagar Seth Haveli, for example, has porticoes,
carved balconies, stone-made lions and intricate
arches in European and Indian styles.
Night market -
This is a popular place to have a meal or a
snack, enjoy a drink and just stroll around.