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Goa Church UNESCO World heritage site in Goa, India

goa church of st francis of Assisi

UNESCO World Heritage Sites includes Goa Church including heritage, Church Of St Francis Of Assisi, Gilded Altar, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception etc.

GOA Church And Convents

goa church of our lady immaculate conception
PICTURE (ABOVE) :Goa Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Panaji

Built of laternite and lime plaster, the churches and cathedrals built during 16th to 17th century A.D. at Old Goa are a legacy of the Portuguese. They comprise of –
PICTURE (RIGHT) : Gilded Altar, Se Cathedral

Gilded altar, Se Cathedral , Goa
Gilded altar, Se Cathedral , Goa

Se’Cathedral, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, Chapel of St. Catherine, Basilca of Bom Jesus, Church of Lady of Rosary and the Church of St. Augustine.
Built in combination of the renaissance and baroque styles, these churches and convents in Old Goa are architectural masterpiece.
The Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier rest, is one of the best in design and style.
The Church of St. Cajetan has a facade decorated with ionic, Doric and Corithian pilasters. The Se,Cathedral, with its Tuscan exterior, Corinthian columns, raised platform with steps leading to the entrance and barrel-vault, is yet another example of Renaissance architecture.
The paintings in the Church are executed on wooden borders and fixed between panels with floral designs. Except for a few statue which are in stone, most of the other statues of the saints, Mother Mary and Jesus are mostly first carved in wood and then painted to adorn and altars.

goa church of st francis of Assisi
Church of St Francis of Assisi

PICTURE (RIGHT) : Church Of St Francis Of Assisi.

Tourist Information
Open on all weekdays from sunrise to sunset.
Free entry.

Best Time To Visit
November to March.

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