Goa is a wealthy state sited on the western part of the sub continent
with a number of antique churches, catacombs and fortress. Arch of. Viceroy,
an edifice in old Goa, made by Viceroy Francisco da Gama in 1597, which
was festooned with a small, fully dressed in royal uniform statue of
Vasco Da Gama on the topside facing to Mandovi River. A statue of a crowned
woman standing on a ‘native’ is also decorated just back
of the arch way, symbolizes the ‘Christian victory over paganism’,
Viceroy arch was made of laterite rock with a granite (greenish) façade having an inscription related with the life and history of Vasco Da Gama and king Dom Joao IV. The original arch was demolishes in the year 1948 and refurnished in 1954. There was a statue of Catherine, which under went a shifting at the time of renovation of the Arch. Apart from the statue of Catherine; all other statues are retained in their original position. Rua Direita, the road where stands the Arch of Viceroy along with several other important monument of Goa. It is also recognized as one of the gates of the Adil Shah Palace, made of laterite.