Palacio do Deao, a Charming Mansion in Goa: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

Palacio do Deao, a Charming Mansion in Goa: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom


“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through, our purpose is to observe, learn, grow and love. And then we return home.”

– Australian Aboriginal Proverb 


The best we can do in the times of a pandemic – Drop everything and READ!


Or, better still – Reflect and go on an inward journey. HEAL!


And come together in prayers too. 🙂


Or watch the view outside the window.


Or bask in the memories of the days gone by.


Palacio do Deao, a Charming Mansion in Goa

I had the good fortune of travelling to Goa, February this year; just before Covid-19 reared its ugly head in India. 

These are a few snippets from Palaciao do Deao (Dean’s palace), an 18th century, mansion built by Portuguese nobleman, Jose Paulo, who founded Quepem town and was Dean of the church. Notice the little prayer altar above.

Surrounded by two acres of sprawling lush, gardens, and reclining by the Kushavati River, this enchanting mansion looks out onto the church, which Jose Paulo also constructed.

Palacio do Deao, after having changed multiple hands is now owned by Ruben and Celia Vasco da Gama, who have been actively engaged in reclaiming this historical beauty from ruins.

Ruben and Celia offer specially curated, freshly prepared Goan-Portuguese fare to their visitors on prior request and bookings. The sumptuous spread is delectable to say the least, with a myriad choice of local fare. 

This is a must visit, though a little far if you happen to be put up in North Goa. But so worth the long drive.

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m

Phone: (91) 832 266-4029 or 98231 75639


On another note: Today I struggled to find the right pictures for #WW. My Mac is out of memory and though I was keen to take you all for another of those wilderness adventures to Africa – with videos and all; but no luck on that. Well, after much deliberation and back and forth scrolling through my phone photos, I stumbled right into the lap of Goa. Hope these made you smile. They surely did make me grin ear to ear. For a moment I thought the lockdown would render me picture-less!




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54 thoughts on “Palacio do Deao, a Charming Mansion in Goa: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. Goa is in my list for a very long time. I guess I need to build the itinery and the plan will fall in place automatically. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures and those captions just made me smile, Natasha. Lucky your trip happened before the pandemic. Happy Weekend!

    1. How lovely is that. Making the best use of our time with creativity in the current scenario is indeed gratifying.
      You have many such creative days ahead! God bless.

  2. Wow Natz ! Lovely place and so well portrayed. Generally we just visit the beaches in Goa missing out such beautiful places to explore and rejoice. Nice pictures too !

    Keep smiling 🙂

    1. Yeah, most of us do. There are plenty of quaint, charming places that can take one on an old world journey in Goa. We just need to explore beyond the beaches, I guess.

      Goa has so much more to it than just beaches. There are some exquisite Spice farms too, worth a day trip and having a sumptuous lunch there – very basic but so fresh!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I love the photos, especially the reading and reflecting sculptures! I scrolled through my phone today too. The thought of going through the hundreds (maybe, thousands) of photos sitting on my camera card was a bit too daunting. I miss going out for my photo walks, but am happy to share all the unshared photos on my phone!

    1. I guess Chandra, the lockdown is an ideal time to pull out those old memories, be grateful for them and share them. 🙂

      Would love to see your photos. They are always so stunning!

  4. What a lovely place. So very relaxing and wonderful. Thanks for sharing it. I stealing that quote and sharing it. So beautiful.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  5. This is a fabulous place that you shared with us! I love the serenity all around and the little works of art are gorgeous to see 🙂

    I’m so happy that you joined us over at at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!

    1. Yes, Betty, this was quite a magical place to visit. Much like going on an Alice in Wonderland’s journey.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these snippets.

    1. I’m so glad you hear the silence. As did I. Though I was with a bunch of chatty friends, yet this place enveloped us with it’s serenity. 🙂

      Thanks Diana. Love and light back at ya! 🙂

  6. I would love to explore here. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Natasha. ♥

  7. The place looks awesome and perfect for a relaxing time. I liked the way you chose the pictures to show what one can do during lockdown 🙂

    Though we all would love to see more of wild Africa, I am sure this place will steal people’s heart.

    Hope you have a fantastic week Natasha!

    1. Thank you so much, Eric and Flynn. Yes, a very serene sanctuary indeed. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your imprints.

      God bless.:)

  8. What a perfectly lovely collection of photos, Natasha! Loved each and every one of them.

    This place looks so inviting and perfect for a relaxed family holiday. ( Can’t wait to head out of the city as soon as the world gets back to normal, but of course, not sometime soon!). You’re lucky you managed a fabulous break in the nick of time, Natasha.

    Stay safe, dear friend and enjoy the perks of working from home.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    1. Thanks a bunch, Esha. You too stay positive. This too shall pass.

      I’m just holding on to these lovely holidays from the last few months, Africa included, and looking at the silver lining.

      Life won’t be the same again. But nature will reclaim and if we don’t go back to our old selves destructing it, it will open up a whole new horizon. If only. 🙂

      Love and light. Be blessed!

  9. Such a beautiful place to stay in. We visit Goa every year and on our next visit, we’ll definitely look out for this place. So charming!

  10. How far off in time February seems . I too had a brief holiday in February which seems to be the last holiday for a long time to come … hope you’re doing well during this time . I had a post for this Wednesday but no time …. so will post in May .

    1. Oh yes, it does!
      Doing well yes. How is your A-Z going? Why don’t you link your posts to #WW. Will be great.

      Take care, Sunita and stay safe.

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