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  • Basilica de Bom Jesus

    Basilica de Bom Jesus

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a church, which is situated in Old Goa, and is an excellent example of Baroque architecture. Basilica of Bom Jesus was constructed in the year 1605 and is one of the most important destinations for Christian pilgrims from all over the world. One of ...

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  • Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a heritage construction, which was built in the year 1660 by the Portuguese as a chapel, and was later given the status of a church. Now a part of Old Goa, the church boasts of impressive architecture, and has some remarkable sculptures ...

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  • Feast of St.Francis Xavier

    Feast of St.Francis Xavier

    The Feast of St.Francis Xavier is celebrated annually on December 3rd in Goa to honour the memory of St.Francis Xavier. The feast commemorates the date the saint died and was buried. The feast is celebrated by Goans all throughout the state, though the dates of celebration may vary. Large scale ...

  • St Cajetan’s Church

    St Cajetan’s Church

    This is the most beautiful of all churches of Old Goa. The church is built in Corinthian style. It is said to be modeled on the design of Basilica of St. Peter in Rome and is built of laterite blocks which are lime plastered. Originally named The Church of Our ...

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  • Church and Monastery of St. Augustine

    Church and Monastery of St. Augustine

    The Church and Monastery of St Augustine was built in 1572 by 12 Augustines when they arrived in the city of Goa. Even though the monument is almost in shambles the beauty of the place can be seen by its remains. ...

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  • Shantadurga Temple

    Shantadurga Temple

    As the name suggests the Shantadurga Temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the Goddess of peace. Situated 33 kilometres from Panaji, the temple has an idol of Goddess Durga with Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva on either side. It is symbolic to the mediation that Goddess Durga did when there was ...

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  • Church of St Francis of Assisi

    Church of St Francis of Assisi

    The Church was built in the year 1661 by the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India. It is a roman catholic church situated in the main square of old Goa. It is a beautiful mixture of Tuscan order and Baroque and Corinthian features. The church has a museum which was set up ...

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  • Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

    Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

    The Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount is situated on the top of the hill behind St. Cajetan Church. It was built in 1510 by Alfonso de Albuquerque after his victory over the Muslim ruler Yusuf Shah. This place has been featured in many movies like All The Best, ...

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  • Maruti Temple

    Maruti Temple

    The Maruti temple is situated on the top of Altinho hillock. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the Hindu God. It is beautifully lit up at night and is visible from a distance. ...

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  • Chapel of St. Catherine

    Chapel of St. Catherine

    Located in the west of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is the magnificently built chapel of St. Catherine. It was built by Alfansode Albuquerque in 1510 when he defeated the local Muslim ruler Adil Shah on St. Catherine’s Day i.e. November 25, 1510. The chapel is not functioning ...

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  • Church of Reis Magos

    Church of Reis Magos

    The church of Reis Magos was constructed in 1555 shortly after the construction of the Ries Magos Fort. It is dedicated to St. Jerome. Historians have evidence that the church was built on the ruins of an old Hindu temple. Two former Portuguese viceroys have been buried here. Every year ...

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  • Church of Our Lady Rosary

    Church of Our Lady Rosary

    It was built during the year 1544-1547 on the Holy Hill to fulfill the vow taken by Alfanso de Albuquerque. It has a two storied portico, plastered with lime mortar. It is not very far from the Basilica of the Bon Jesus. It is architecturally very well developed and worth ...

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  • Chapel of St. Lawrence

    Chapel of St. Lawrence

    The Church was founded in 1630 by the Count of Linhares, Viceroy Dom Miguel de Noronha. The decision to build the church was taken soon after the fort was completed. The reason to build the church was so that the enemies could not get a close by outpost near the ...

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  • Cabo Chapel

    Cabo Chapel

    Cabo Chapel is located near the end of the Cabo Palace Fortress, where the Governor of Goa lives. Opposite the Chapel across the Mandovi River is the Fort Aguada. The Chapel has been used for centuries to overlook any ship entering the port. The view of the ocean from the ...

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  • Basilica of Bom Jesus

    Basilica of Bom Jesus

    Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage situated in Old Goa. It is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India. Basilica of Bom Jesus contains the tomb and mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, founder of the Society of Jesus. The construction ...

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  • Se Cathedral

    Se Cathedral

    The Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina is also known as Se Cathedral and is one of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa. It is the largest Catholic Church in Asia. It is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Alfanso Albuquerque defeated the Muslim army and took possession ...

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  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

    Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

    Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is one of the oldest churches of Panaji, Goa which exists from 1540. It is a very beautiful building from the Portuguese era. It has also been featured in the Bollywood picture ‘Josh’. ...

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