Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, has many exquisite places to show off, augmenting the very beauty of Goa. Goa's historic churches, temples, mosques and crumbling monuments, besides exquisite bird-filled shores of Arabian Sea and white-waterfalls, compels thousands of nature and art lovers to visit Goa at least once in a lifetime. For some, Goa is a must-visit place every year.

Following are some of the important tourist attractions near Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort in Goa that Guests can visit during their stay at the resort.

Basilica of Bom Jesus

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The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a more than 408 year-old church located in old Goa and is one of the most revered churches by Christians worldwide. This magnificent edifice stands as a superb example of Baroque architecture in Goa and holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier in it. It is said that the saint's body was as fresh as the day it was buried. However, there are differences of opinions in this regard.
This church is around 22 kms from Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church was one of the first churches to be built in Goa. This church is not only famous for its religious importance but also for its picturesque location. The church area has been the venue of numerous film shootings. The church is attended by thousands of devotees on the 8th of December every year. On that day, the church gets decked up with wonderful decorations to celebrate the feast. 
This church is around 15 kms from Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort.

Goa State Museum

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Set up with the aim of centralizing and preserving antiquities, art objects and objects of cultural importance, Goa State Museum throws light on the ancient historical and cultural traditions of Goa and exhibits them thematically. 

This museum is around 12 kms from Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort.

Baga Beach

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Popular among adventure enthusiasts as a base for water sports and fishing, Baga is part of a 30-km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa. Baga is quieter amongst the Goan beaches and also more isolated. Baga Beach is around 4 kms from Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort.

Vagator Beach

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Vagator Beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone's throw of the sea. This is the most photographed beach of Goa which forms a bay that curves from the headland to the hillock crowned by the Chapora Fort.

A 10.5-km drive from Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort and there you are at Vagator Beach.

Fort Aguada

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On a headland of the river Mandovi, around 7 kms from Stay Simple Peninsula Beach Resort, lies an imposing fort - Fort Aguada - built by the Portuguese between 1609 and 1612, to command entry into the river in order to protect Old Goa from potential enemy attacks.