Old Goa

Old Goa Rd, Panaji, Goa 403402, India


Old Goa  or  Velha Goa   is a historical city in  North Goa district  in the  Indian   state  of  Goa . The city was constructed by the  Bijapur Sultanate  in the 15th century, and served as capital of  Portuguese India  from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to a plague. It is said to have once been a city of nearly 200,000 where from, before the plague, the  Portuguese  traded across continents.The remains of the city are a UNESCO   World Heritage Site . Old Goa is approximately 10 kilometres east of the state capital  Panjim

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