Do you know about the best churches of Goa?
Goa is replete with almost all kinds of experiences that you can seek from a holiday destination. Goa provides you with a complete package with exotic beaches, majestic churches, spell bounding forests, splendid hills, pristine lakes, adventure sports, high-end casinos and bars, and so on. The more you seek the more it can provide, you only need to have an explorer’s vein and Goa will not fail to impress you.
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Goa’s long and profound history can be perceived through its colorful houses, majestic churches and historical forts. Let’s find out about the best churches of Goa:
Basilica of Bom Jesus:
Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which includes the mortal remains of Bom Jesus, as Saint Francis Xavier was lovingly called. A grand feast is organized every ten years when they bring down the remains of the Saint. It is located in old Goa and is a must visit when you are in Goa.
Being one of the largest churches of India, it is also a recognized UNESCO World Heritage site of India. There are five huge bells inside the church, out of which the Golden bell is the largest in India and one of the largest bells in Asia. Se Cathedral also known as Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina is dedicated to Saint Catherine. It is also located in old Goa. Be ready to be spellbound by its serene and enchanting ambience.
St. Alex Church
St. Alex Church’s giant dome and two handsome pillars can be visible from a distance and gives you a glimpse of the beauty that lies inside. The Church was built by the local village people in 1741. During the Goa invasion, it was built upon a temple and the remains of the demolished temple can still be seen there. It is located in South Goa.
Church of St. Cajetan
The churches of Goa unveil the ancient architectural marvel brought in by the foreign architects to India. One such architectural genius is seen in the Church of St. Cajetan, which is also one of the most beautiful churches of Goa. The interiors are equally beautiful as the exteriors. The wooden pulpit inside is a thing of beauty. You must visit it to witness its thrilling beauty.
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Located in the capital city of Goa, Panjim, the church includes two altars dedicated to our Lady of Rosary and St. Peter. There is a small chapel within the church dedicated to St Xavier. The crisscross staircase in the front is one of the best things about this Church.
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