Historical Monuments and Museums

Experience Goa's historical past

Arch of the Viceroys

Built by Vasco De Gama’s grandson Francisco De Gama, this arch collapsed after over 351 years, but was rebuilt and restored. This restoration was done very authentically but it did include a small, but still very impressive, statue of Vasco De Gama in full uniform. The only other exception is that it did not contain the third tier, which originally featured a bronze statue of St. Catherine.

The Viceroy’s Arch is so called because all newly appointed viceroys would travel under the arch, where they were given the key to the city.

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 35 km

Open daily. The best time to visit is between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

For further information, please contact the concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

Aguada Lighthouse

Fort Aguada is one of the largest and most impressive forts, and is preserved as one of the best-known landmarks in Goan history. Its prominence has grown from the fact that the headland on which it is built offers a wonderful site for military architects. One of the most distinctive features of the Aguada headlands are the lighthouses built as early as 1864, thereby marking them as some of the oldest and first lighthouses to be built in Asia.

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 45 km.

Open daily. The best time to visit is between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

For further information, please contact the concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

Cabo Da Rama Fort

The fort stands in the heart of Canacona village. The prime attraction of this old fort is its moat, which is presently dry, and a church that stands within the precincts of the Cabo Da Rama Fort.

The walls of this fort speak of the turmoil it has had to go through since it was constructed. However, the most interesting history of this fort lies in its name. It is believed that Lord Rama, an Indian mythological god, visited this fort along with his wife during his long exile from Ayodhya, which is why the fort’s name includes the name of “Rama”.

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 25 km.

Open daily. The best time to visit is between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

For further information, please contact the concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

Chapora Fort

Around ten kilometres north of Mapusa sits Chapora Fort. It was built by the Adil Shah of Bijapur on the southern headland of the Chapora River. The red-laterite citadel crowning the rock bluff was rebuilt by the Portuguese in 1617 on the same site.  Although a crumbling ruin today, the view up and down the coast from the ramparts is still superb. 

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 55 km.

Open daily. The best time to visit is between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

For further information, please contact the concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

Terekhol Fort

Beyond the northern tip of Goa’s territory lies the outpost of the famous Terekhol Fortress. The Terekhol or Tiracol fortress is an important landmark in Goan history and is a very scenic place.

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 65 km

Open daily. The best time to visit is between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

For further information, please contact the concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

Goa Chitra Museum

Beginning with the original 200 privately collected items, the collection has now grown to more than 4,000 objects on display. In fact, the curator opened his own home to display the items, which has now been turned into a mini museum.

It has a unique collection of traditional farming implements and other ancient tools, set against the backdrop of a traditional organic farm.

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 13 km

Operational Hours: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Operational Days: Monday to Sunday

For further information, please contact the concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

Calizz Museum

The museum takes you back in time to Goa’s rich history. It depicts two eras: the pre-Portuguese and Portuguese eras. Curators here have made an extremely impressive attempt to trace the evolution of, and recreate, traditional Goan homes. Each house is filled with intriguing artefacts and antiques, kitchen utensils, maps, paintings and medical paraphernalia, some items several hundred years old. You can also see the differences in the Goan-Portuguese and Hindu styles of architecture and enjoy a taste of traditional cuisine.

Distance from Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa: 40 km

Operational Hours: 10:00 am- 9:30 pm
Operational Days: Monday to Sunday

For further information, please contact concierge on +91 832 272 1234 or e-mail parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com

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