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- Definitely a hidden gem - you would need to know someone local, to tell you about this church. Truth be told, you must visit and walk around Old Goa to really get a feel of what it represents.Written 15 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Church was well maintained with huge lawns. Unfortunately, we couldn't enter as the Church was closed.Written 13 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We were fortunate enough to be staying nearby this small Chapel as it was prepared for the celebration of it's Feast Day on the 26th of November.
At night time the Chapel was illuminated by hundreds of small colourful lights, draped with care and precision around the building.
As we walked by here, on a daily basis on our way to Gonsua Beach, we saw the preparations for the Festival progress.
This included the construction of a fabric canopy in front of the Chapel and the erection, over a number of days, of a stage and it's scenery for a drama performance on the night of the Festival. There was also bunting around the place
On the morning of the Feast Day the celebrations began at about 06.00am with the ringing of the Chapel's bell, accompanied by singing, prayers and the drums and bugles of the band blasting out. It all culminated in the procession carrying of the Statue into the Chapel, when the band reached it's crescendo.
Later in the morning we walked by the Chapel and stallholders were preparing their stalls for business later in the day, these included snacks and colourful plastic toys.
The well attended drama with it's accompanying banging drum lasted long into the evening.
Prior to the performance, at 19.00 the Statue of Mother Mary was paraded from the Chapel to a house in the village, where it spent the night. This was repeated over a number evenings, moving the statue from house to house in the village. On the evening of the 26th it was a little bit more special as the Statue, stayed overnight on a shrine in the guest house where we were staying. It was a special day for the villagers and they celebrated in style.Written 4 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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