Popular Churches to visit in Goa for your next trip

Explore four of the most spectacular Churches in Goa that you must see.

Updated on May 18, 2022 09:10 AM IST  |  103.4K
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Popular Churches to visit in Goa for your next trip
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A visit to Goa is always incomplete without visiting its beautiful churches. Goa is home to some of the most prestigious churches in the world, which you must see for their architectural beauty. This beautiful state is visited by both Indians and foreign tourists. And no matter how many times you or anyone else has visited, Goa remains a perennial favourite among millions.

Here are the four most spectacular churches in Goa that you must visit:

basilica of bom jesus

1. Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is the most visited of all the churches in Goa. This is one of Goa's oldest churches, dating back to 1594, thanks to the presence of Jesuits who arrived in India in the 15th century. The church was built with precious stones and surreal impressionist paintings. It is made up of the relics of St. Francis Xavier and represents the pinnacle of Baroque architecture. This spiritual site, tucked away in old Goa, houses a coffin on display for tourists.

mae de deus church

2. Mae De Deus Church

This popular Goa church is known for housing the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God), which was brought from the ruins of the Mae de Deus convent in Old Goa. Among the many attractions of this Goa church are its gothic-style spires. Its massive whitewashed walls with mediaeval pinnacles are gracefully designed and makes for an outstanding gothic architecture for the tourists.

3. Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

The Church of Our Lady of the Mount, located on the 'Monte,' is Goa's most famous old church. It is a Roman-Catholic church that is dedicated to Virgin Mary. Aside from its simple architecture, the view of the Mandovi and the islands of Devar and Chorao from the vantage point is breathtaking.

St. Cajetan church

4. Church of St. Cajetan

The Church of Saint Cajetan, near the Se Cathedral in Old Goa, is one of the most beautiful churches in Goa. The church, Goa's only surviving domed structure, is admired for its beautiful and elegant architecture, which is reminiscent of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. It is built in the Corinthian style and features carvings in the Baroque style. Thousands of visitors come to see this religious site in South Goa.

These stunning churches in Goa are well worth a visit on your next trip to the state.

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