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St. Augustine Tower

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Church of St. Augustine Ruins,, Velha Goa, Goa 403402, India
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A lone tower stands forlorn yet defiant in Old Goa. This is part of the ruins of the Church of St. Augustine, that was built by the Augustinian Friars, a Catholic religious order in the year 1602. The Church in its heyday was considered as one of the greatest churches. However from the year 1835, due to repressive policies of the Portuguese Government, many religious orders in Goa came under persecution and the Church of St. Augustine was abandoned. Nature and time did the rest with the church being ravaged and collapsing bit by bit. Now only half of the tower stands as a silent ode to the lost chapter of history. The bell which once rang at the Church of St. Augustine has been shifted to the nearby Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church. The ruins of the Church of St. Augustine takes one on a journey back in time to the early history of Goa.

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