Information about the churches of Goa

Information about the churches of Goa

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Information about the churches of Goa

Goa is a very famous tourist place in India. Goa is known for its glorious beaches, waterfalls and architecture. But a trip to Goa is incomplete without its beautiful churches. Let us tell you, these churches were established by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The churches here have been built with letter stones. Let us give you more information about the churches of Goa in this article.

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

This historic church in Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Basilica of Bom Jesus houses the tomb and relics of St. Francis Xavier. Even after 400 years, the remains are in good condition and removed once every decade. Goa was the capital of Portuguese rule in India till half a century ago and it is part of their heritage. This church is located at a distance of about 10 km from Panaji. Timings of this church are Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6:30 pm and Sunday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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St Cathedral

Se Cathedral

St Cathedral, or Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina, is one of the largest churches in Asia and also an important church in Goa. One of the largest churches in Asia, the Sea Cathedral took nearly 80 years to build. This huge church in Goa was established to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Muslim rulers in the city. There are five bells in this church, the most famous being the golden bell. Sa says that the sound of this bell is heard all over the state. The cathedral is built in a very simple way, it has 14 altars, which are very beautiful and carved. You can visit this church every day between 7 am to 6:30 pm.

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Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

In the heart of the capital Panjim, the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is a beautiful church perched on top of a hill. One has to climb a lot of stairs to reach the church. The church is very bright at night and looks very beautiful in appearance. The church was originally built in 1541, but was converted into a much larger structure in the 1600s. You can visit this church anytime between 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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Church of St. Francis of Assisi

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It is the most famous in Goa and the oldest church located in Panjim. The statue of Mother Mary is located in front of the church, behind which is the minaret of the church. This church has been beautifully preserved. Also, the bell of this church is the second-largest bell in the world. It is a famous landmark that displays an eclectic mix of stunning architecture and intricate carvings. You can visit this church anytime between 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

St. Cajetan’s Church

Information about the churches of Goa

The Church of St. Cajetan is similar to that of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. To the left of the church, there are three altars dedicated to the Holy Family, Our Lady of Pity and St. Clare and the altars to the right are dedicated to St. Agnes, St. Cajetan and St. John. Although the building is 300 years old, it has been wonderfully preserved.

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Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount

Information about the churches of Goa

Church of Our Lady of the Mount is a 16th century church in Goa which is famous for its religious significance and picturesque location. The church is situated on the top of a hill amidst dense natural vegetation, with a spectacular view of Old Goa from above. The structure is now partially in ruins and is closed to daily visitors, but an event is held here in the evening on the 8th of every month. The church is also open to the public every year during the Monte Music Festival and the Feast of St. Francis Xavier.

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