Ruins of Church of St. Augustine

Ruins of Church of St. Augustine – Goa

In proximity to the Nunnery atop Holy Hill in Old Goa stands the iconic 46-meter-high (153 feet) tower that served as a belfry and formed a part of the fa├žade of the magnificent Church of St. Augustine. The construction of the church was initiated by twelve Augustan friars in 1572, and was completed only by 1602. Now in ruins, the church was perhaps the biggest in Goa in its heyday. Reproduced on innumerable travel magazines and post cards, the ruins of the Church of St. Augustine is one of the most photographed monuments in Goa.