Velha Goa was founded in the year 1999 by Mr. Ivo da Costa Azaredo fondly known as Bebe. An avid traveller, in Portugal, he saw beautifully adorned walls of houses, churches, railway stations and market places in azulejos. After asking around he got down to the history of tile painting in Portugal. He contacted many local artists and among them he found Mr.Eduardo Bobone who not only painted on tiles but also had a dream of visiting Goa! Thus began the journey of Velha Goa.