Diu Museum

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A famous tourist spot of the town, the Diu Museum has been set up in the St. Thomas Church. The church had been built in 1598 but was later converted into a museum. The building still bears the worn out and faded portraits and paintings left behind by the Portuguese. A beautiful garden path leads up to Diu Museum, with lovely fountains by its side. The evenings transform the place into a delightful sight with multicoloured lights attractively brightening up the edifice.

The Diu Museum houses numerous stone inscriptions of ancient rulers, antique statues, multi-coloured fountains, wood carvings and idols showcasing the rich past of the region. It also features 400 year old wooden and marble statues of St. Thomas and St. Benedict which is further beautified by the special lighting outside the building. The St. Thomas Church lies on an elevated platform within the Diu Fort. It was created by the Portuguese in 1598, reflecting a Gothic style architecture. After the conversion of the building to the museum, the church does not organise prayer services anymore, although an annual mass is held on All Saint’s Day on 1st November. 

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