Constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque, Royal Chapel is a small chapel which is very popular in Goa. It was built in 17th century as a tribute to St Anthony which was the national Portuguese saint. Though the church was demolished in 1835, Vassalo de Silva, the last Governor General of Goa, rebuilt in 1961. Located opposite to the dilapidated Church of St. Augustine, it is also known as the royal chapel.
The church is made in a semi-circular shape featuring a semi circular arched entrance and twisted pilasters. The chapel with its clerestory windows and rich ornamentation boasts of amazing interiors. Embellished with a beautiful alter, five doctors of the chapel, paintings of four frescoes and Our Lady of fever; the structure offers a breathtaking view. The statue of St. Anthony is carried in procession every year on the saint's feast day. The procession is open to public attracting thousands of people from different parts of the world. They come here to seek the blessing of St Anthony.
|Timings||All days of the week 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|