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Old Goa



Old Goa



The text below is taken from GOYT (Goa Yesterday and Today by C.M Estibeiro)

"Old Goa at the close of the 15th century was a flourishing city. Here the merchants of the East and the West met and bargained for their wares. To this city came the Portuguese missionaries and Fidalgos in search of spices and to spread Christianity .It was in this city another notable person was "Garcia da Orta' the famed Jew botanical expert. He introduced Indian and western Herbes for the first time in the Western Pharmacology. Again in this city, it was that the first printing machine in the whole of India was set up. Similarly, the first medical Institution and the first High Court which were set up. were an indication of the love of learning and justice which animated the people."

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