Are you looking for options to go sightseeing in Goa? When you visit Goa there are many amazing things to visit during your sightseeing tour while staying at a hotel such as Alila Diwa Goa. Among the attractions that you need to pay a visit to while in the state, the Goa State Museum comes as one of the top hotspots that you must not miss. This fabulous and spacious museum holds a fascinating collection of exclusive and comprehensive items that help you understand Goan history. There are also some lovely Jain and Hindu sculptures as well as bronzes together with items showcasing Portuguese period coins. Don’t miss the antique furniture and a beautifully carved chariot with a pair of ancient rotary lottery machines standing next to it.
Make sure that you get to see the best exhibit found in the furniture room. It is an intricately carved table with high-backed chairs that was once used by the Portuguese Inquisition in Goa during a highly turbulent time. The carved lions displayed on the table’s legs together with an eagle on a side and four figures resembling humans on the other are wonderfully crafted and amazing to watch.
The Goa State Museum was built to house and represent Goa’s long cultural and historical tradition with ancient art objects and culturally precious items on display to locals and foreigners. These objects show different aspects and eras of Goan culture, history, and heritage. The Goa State Museum was first built in 1977 at the location called St. Inez, Panaji. However, it was later shifted to its present location in Patto and was opened by the then President of India in June 1996, with a larger collection of historical items that keeps accumulating with time.
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