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Dominican Monastery

Rua Martim Afonso, Fort Area, Moti Daman, Daman, Daman and Diu 396220, India
Daman Daman Diu
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Dominican Monastery located in Daman, Daman Diu. Avarage rating of this place is 4.30 out of 5 stars by 445 votes. The street address of this place is Rua Martim Afonso, Fort Area, Moti Daman, Daman, Daman and Diu 396220, India.

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Dominican Monastery is located at Rua Martim Afonso, Fort Area, Moti Daman, Daman, Daman and Diu 396220, India.
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Aaditya Bhavsar 19 days ago

Dominican Monastery, situated in the fort of Moti Daman, is frequently referred to as the Ruined Church. Most travellers visit this archaeological landscape to witness its curiosity provoking sight. It was considered as the most prestigious church in the territory. The monastery is said to have been erected in 1567 in remembrance of Saint Dominic. Christians offered their prayers, and theological teachings were provided to scholars who moved to the monastery from across the globe. It is believed that the destruction of the church was caused by an earthquake.\nThe construction workers who built the church employed the classic Portuguese architectural methods, which can be noticed in the other ancient churches of the territory. The visitors get to observe the monastery’s arches and walls that withstood the earthquake.

Mishra SAURAV 19 days ago

Ambience is amzing.. You can have good photoshoots here such as bride photoshoots group photos...Garden full of flowers of various colours. Nice place to sit and relax with your loved ones.

Indradeep Roy 19 days ago

Built in 1567 it had an altar on the Northern side with a rectangular prayer hall in front and dormitories to the right. It was one of the prominent Portuguese Churches during their colonial era in Daman and was frequented by priests across the world. Today it lays in ruins though not in neglect as the entire area has been maintained very well with manicured gardens providing some sense of its glorious past\n\nThe structure is believed to be destroyed by an earthquake. Christians offered their prayers, and theological teachings were provided to scholars who visited the monastery from all over the world. The Catholic community celebrates two significant occasions at the monastery each year. The first one takes place on 2nd February when the community assembles at the site to listen to the stories, narrated by the clergy, about the monastery’s history. On the second occasion, which comes about on every third Sunday of December, the Catholics conduct the holy mass to commemorate Saint Dominic and the departed souls who lost their lives to the earthquake. Thus if you can time your visit with the above mentioned dates it will make your tour special\n\nIt is accessible both from the Moti Daman Fort by walking past its boundary wall or through the arterial road inside the Fort compound. I leave you to choose the route of your choice but do not miss this beautiful ruins as it is a photographers delight and your friends envy when you will post it online in your social media handle. If I would have been a Bollywood film director I would have surely loved to shoot a romantic number in this place. With this queue I think it is quite a lovely place to shoot pre weeding pictures too.

Prajakta Moon 19 days ago

There are only ruins of the monastery but the administration has beautifully maintained the premises of the same.

Jay 19 days ago

Calm and quiet place. Nice garden. No much crowd.\nIt's the remainings of an old church.\nTime to be spent 1/2 hour.\nNice place for photography.

Saurabh Gujare 19 days ago

Very less people visit this place. Loe crowded.\n\nBest place for your photos. And that pebbles there are amazing there

Nirav Chaudhari 19 days ago

LOcated inside Moti Daman Fort...Good palce to explore....Dominican Monastery is frequently referred to as the Ruined Church...... Most travellers visit this archaeological landscape to witness its curiosity provoking sight, but a majority of them are unaware of its history of the Portuguese colonial era......... It was considered as the most prestigious church in the territory.......The monastery is said to have been erected in 1567 in remembrance of Saint Dominic. Christians offered their prayers, and theological teachings were provided to scholars who moved to the monastery from across the globe........It is believed that the destruction of the church was caused by an earthquake.......The construction workers who built the church employed the classic Portuguese architectural methods, which can be noticed in the other ancient churches of the territory...... The visitors get to observe the monastery’s arches and walls that withstood the earthquake.

Savio Furtado 19 days ago

Excellent place to explore. Well maintained, peaceful, with good vibes.\nThankfully the place was neither littered nor plagued by graffiti. Minimally crowded. We visited the place in the rains.

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Rua Martim Afonso, Fort Area, Moti Daman, Daman, Daman and Diu 396220, India
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