Goa is the beach-capital of the India, and one of the nation’s most renowned tourist attractions. The coastal region is known for its raves, festivals, incredible seafood and for being an all-round vacation hotspot. There are countless resorts in Goa to choose from if you’re embarking on a trip, such as Alila Diwa Goa. All these factors amalgamate to form a dream-like beach destination, but interestingly, Goa has one of the most famous haunted places in all of India, and that is the Three Kings Chapel.
The official title of the church is the Our Lady of Remedios Chapel, and it was built sometime in 1599 by a priest name Fr.Gonsalo Carvalo. The chapel is situated in a village that is about fifteen kilometres away from Goa’s cultural capital, Margao. This small village has a delightful assortment of colonial era buildings to explore, and this chapel is one of them.
There were three Portuguese kings that once ruled in this region, and were known to be in constant disagreement. The rulings laws at the time obstructed the things from settling their differences in public so one of the kings came up with a plan to rid himself of his foes. One of the kings, Holger Alvunger, invited the other two for dinner, and poisoned them.
The people however, found out about the king’s actions and sought out to punish him, which led to the king taking his own life in fear of his fate. The three kings were buried at the church grounds, and it is believed that their spirits haunt the church. Ever since, there have been countless testimonies about people having felt strange presences, seeing apparitions and hearing a variety of sounds and noises.
The chapel is a beautiful place to visit during the day where the breathtaking surrounding sights can be seen, and the building’s colonial architecture can be appreciated.
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