Assolna Church Our Lady Queen of Martyrs built in 1616 on the ruins of the original Portuguese Fortress that stood on the bank of the river Sal Bank. The Fortress was one of the earliest establishments of the Portuguese in Goa. Historical Monument of Christ the King. Assolna has a long and vast history, from Pre-Portuguese Goa, to it's settlement by the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries. A blend of cultural and historical traditions creates a colorful village with many festivals and events.
A magnificent large Marble Christ and Marble statues of the four prophets: John, Luke, Mark and Mathew stand at four corners.
A famed fish market gives many types of the delicacies from the sea and the river Sal.
Menezes was born in Assolna, Goa on August 7, 1909 to Zeferrino Piedade Menezes and Salvacao Menezes. On 18th June 1946 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia defied the ban and censorship and launched a Civil Disobedience Movement and gave one of those sparks that led to ‘Beginning of the end of Portuguese Rule’ in Goa. One such unsung hero of was Dr. Juliao Menezes
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a season of joyous celebration. Besides the religious significance, the festival is an occasion for family members to reunite and seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
Assolna was the centre of Maritime trade from very ancient times. St Peter’s feast is traditionally celebrated by fishermen and it marks the beginning of traditional fishing activity. The traditional occupation of the people of Assolna is Fishing, Oyster/shell fish plucking, Salt pan harvesting, Toddy tappers, Carpentry, Black smiths, Gold smiths and largely Agriculture. Sangodd was also held in Assolna by Traditional Fishermens and the locals.