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Goa means relax. White, sandy beaches. Rows of palms. Boys playing cricket. Silent people doing yoga. Kids bathing in the ocean and ladies working on their perfect tan. When the hippies came to Goa in the 70s, they were looking for peace and love kind of land and they found it here, in the quiet and tolerant state of India. Half of century has passed since then. Today, these people are on many different life paths. But still a few with gray dreadlocks might be spotted here. And still all kinds of misfits, idealists and dreamers come to Goa.

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Museum of Christian Art, Goa

Exhibits are divided into the following categories: Sculptures, Furniture, Ivory, Paintings, Textiles, Precious Metals, Metals, Miscellaneous.
1h

Chapel of St. Catherine, goa

The first Christian ecclesiastical structure built in Goa.
1h

Chapel of St. Cajetan

It is a three storeyed Convent known for its Corinthian columns and pilasters of massive proportion.
1h

Church of Lady of Rosary, Goa

Built in 1544, Church of Our Lady of Rosary is one of the oldest built churches in Goa. Simple in its design, the church is an excellent example of Manueline style architecture of the early Portuguese.
1h

Church of St. Augustine, Goa

The church was constructed in 1602 by Augustinian friars and was abandoned in 1835. Only the 46m-high tower is left.
1h

Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery

Items on display are included as part of eight galleries, comprising the Portuguese rule in Goa, and also the pre-historic and early historic periods of Goan history. The late Medieval period is well covered. There are also portraits of Governors and Viceroys of colonial Goa.
1h

Pilar Seminary Museum, Goa

A small museum, which holds some of the Hindu relics, religious paintings, carvings and artefacts.
1h

Sound and Light Gallery, Goa

Has been set up at Old Goa, adjoining the Basilica of Bom Jesus, entitled `a pilgrimage of the heart'. This is a celebration of the life of Jesus.
1h

Palolem Beach

This beach is one of the most famous beaches in Goa. It is famous for parties and night life.
1h