Attractions

tourist attractions nearby

Close to what is now known as the town of Quepem in Goa, legend has it that there was a man who built a home from scratch, beginning with two columns. He announced that, all criminal offenders who wished to seek rehabilitation could walk through these two columns and start life afresh.

The founder of Quepem, Jose Paulo built the mansion called Palacia do Deao over two centuries ago, and it has been preserved and refurbished several times over to turn into a fabulous tourist attraction today. The home is a cusp between Indian and Portuguese architecture and uses the best of both cultures to create a unique architectural blend. Everything from the Restaurant to the Library to the Hindu style catholic chapel at the entrance is well put together. One can enjoy this place over an afternoon, feast on some authentic Goan food and take in the local culture as it comes. Palacio do Deao is as close as one can get to Portuguese time Goa today!

While you’re there, make it a point to visit the Holy Cross Church which is quite famous in the locality.

Palacio do Deao is in Quepem around 6 kilometres from Margao. One can rent a car from Panjim, Margao or Vasco da Gama. Alternatively, one can hire a bike and ride down.

Other Attractions Near by Are As Follows

Yog Nisarga
Palolem, Canacona. 9 km southeast of Quepem
Attraction type: Health Clubs

Margao Market
Margao, Goa. 13 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Flea/ Street Markets

Varca Beach
Varca, Goa. 15 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Beaches

Boomerang Beach Bar
Colva, Goa. 18 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Bar/ Clubs

Majorda Beach
Majorda, Goa. 21 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Beaches

Agonda Beach
Agonda, Goa. 21 km southwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Beaches
Utorda Beach
Utorda, Goa. 21 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Beaches
Sahakari Spice Farm
Ponda, Goa. 23 km north of Quepem
Attraction type: Farms

Basilica of Bom Jesus
Panaji, Goa. 38 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites

Cansaulim Beach
Cansaulim, Goa. 23 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Beaches
Tropical Spice Plantation
Ponda, Goa. 28 km north of Quepem
Attraction type: Farms
Shri Mangesh Devasthan
Mangeshi, Goa. 28 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Tripedia Day Tours
Mormugao, Goa. 31 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Tours
Goa diving
Vasco da Gama, Goa. 31 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Water Sports
Vasco’s Municipal Market
Vasco da Gama, Goa. 33 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Flea/ Street Markets
Mormugao Fort
Mormugao, Goa. 36 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Historic Sites
Church of St. Francis of Assissi
Panaji, Goa. 36 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
Church and Monastery of St Augustine
Panaji, Goa. 36 km northwest of Quepem
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites