The incredible Statue of Abbe Faria will leave you amazed. To your knowledge, Abbe Faria was Goan Roman Catholic monk. You won’t help but marvel at unbelievable skill used to craft this magnificent masterpiece. Abbe Faria, (full name, Abbé (Abbot) José Custódio de Faria) was one of the spearheads of scientific study of hypnotism. You can see him hypnotizing a woman in the statue. He was born on 31st May 1756 in the village of Candolim in Bardez Taluka to Rosa Maria de Sousa of Candolim and Caetano Vitorino Faira of Colvale. His father took him to Lisboa in 1771. He became a priest in 1789 in Rome.
He got fame as an originator of Hypnotism. He lived mostly outside Goa. He died on September 20, 1819 in Paris. However by then he had already become immortal in history, thanks to Alexander Dumas who referred Faria as the Mad Monk in his classic novel, 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. The statue was sculptured by the award winnng sculptor, Ramchandra Pandurang Kamat of Madkai. Housed inside a small square in vicinity to the Secretariat in Panaji, Goa the statue was installed here in 1945.
|Timings||All days of the week 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM|
|Visit Duration||15 to 30 minutes|