coverImage

British Cemetery

Bambolim

15.0/5(2 Ratings)

British Cemetery Overview

Ranked 2 of 24 sightseeing in Bambolim

British Cemetery is situated near Raj Bhavan around 7 km from Panaji and 4 km from Miramar. It was constructed in 1802 and has 47 tombstones and 56 gravestones of sepulchral relics. Considered as the only remain of the British occupation of Goa during the Napoleonic period, it is around 180 years old. The British Cemetery at present is managed by the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology.

It is believed that this cemetery was constructed during the Napoleonic Wars during 1799 to 1813. The cemetery served as a British garrison of the military who were stationed at Raj Bhavan to prevent Goa from falling into the French hands. Tombstones and gravestones in the cemetery date from 1808 to 1912.
 

Planning Bambolim trip?

Know cost before you go!

What travellers are saying about British Cemetery

Experience scale
  • Excellent 2
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
  • Good 0
  • Very Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

Timing, fees and more

info

Other Details

Famous for:
Monuments
Entry:
free
99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3010 reviews

Who Rejects The Change Is An Architect Of Decay.

British Cemetery, indeed a graveyard was built in Goa in 1802 by the British. It is considered to be more than 180 years old and is the only reminder of the British occupation of the territory of Goa during the Napoleonic period. He who rejects change is an architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Many gravestones and many tombstones, the earliest that date to 1808 and the last to 1912. It can be reached by taking the road connecting the National Institute of Oceanography with the Raj Bhavan. It is not much attractive, as remain locked.

Read More


Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3010 reviews

Reminder of the British occupation

British Cemetery, indeed a graveyard was built in Goa in 1802 by the British. It is considered to be more than 180 years old and is the only reminder of the British occupation of the territory of Goa during the Napoleonic period. The Cemetery has many gravestones and many tombstones, the earliest that date to 1808 and the last to 1912. It can be reached by taking the road connecting the National Institute of Oceanography with the Raj Bhawan. It is not much attractive, as remain locked.

Read More

  • Reminder of the British occupation
  • Reminder of the British occupation
  • Reminder of the British occupation
  • Reminder of the British occupation
    +1

Photos of British Cemetery