Based in Ponda, the 16th century Safa Masjid, also known as the Safa Shahouri Masjid, is Goa's oldest mosque.
The masjid was built by Ibrahim Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur, in 1560.
Ponda is home to more than 24 mosques and Safa Masjid is one of them.
A close look, and one will realise a little aspect of the structural framework of the mosque is based on Portuguese architecture.
A huge laterite stone masonry tank with clear water that is located within the complex is a great location to soak in its grandeur.
Safa in Arabic means pure. The masonry work gives the mosque a unique look.
One of the boards at the entrance to the complex classifies Safa Masjid as a national monument under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India.