One of the unique part of interior decoration that you will find in Goa, owing to its Portuguese connection is the prevalence of interesting blue and while tiles with pictureque scenes or names on them known as azulejos. If you are tempted to get one of your own, drop in to the Velha Goa Galeria founded in 1999 by Ivo da Costa Azaredo fondly known as Bebe...Read More

A tile of history

Ivina Azaredo talks to ALISHA PATEL about what goes into making an Azulejo at Velha Goa
When the Portuguese left Goa ending a reign of 450 years, they left behind a lasting impression. Especially in the arts. This fascinated the Late Ivo da Costa Azaredo, fondly known as Bebe, who over the course of his travels to Portugal, stumbled upo...Read More


There was an unexpected break in Designyatra that we made full use of- someone mentioned this lovely store where they were amazing tiles to be found- and that is the only encourangement we needed. Quickly details were found, auto (the delightlyful goan ones which have doors) hailed & we landed up. If Velha Goa's facade was anything to go by w...Read More