Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus had been constructed during the 16th century and possesses the mortal remains of the famous saint, Francis Xavier, inside a silver container. Today, the church is a World Heritage Monumentand it is dedicated to Infant Jesus. The term 'Bom Jesus' is the name given to the Infant Lord Jesus.
Se Cathedral is one the most popular churches of the state of Goa. There exist five bells in this Cathedral, of which one of the bells is said to be the largest bell in Goa and the very best in the entire world. It is based in Old Goa and is said to be amongst the biggest churches in Asia and dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria.
Church of St. Francis of Assisi
The Church of St Francis of Assisi church is situated in Old Goa and was erected during the year 1661 in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India, by the Portuguese rulers who governed this portion of India during this time. Spectacular paintings adorn the interiors of this historical church, whose entrance has been created in Manueline style.
Church of St. Anne
Church of St. Anne, located at Talaulim is a reputed masterpiece of Christian architecture which had been erected in the year 1695 on the banks of Siridao River. Its walls exhibit beautiful, baroque architecture and has been proclaimed as a 'national monument' by the Archaeological Survey of India or ASI.
Church of St. Augustine
The Ruins Of The Church Of St. Augustine are present near the Nunnery and it is believed that it was a remarkably grand structure when it was intact. It might have possibly been the largest church in Goa. However, presently, it has been reduced to a tower which measures 46 metres in height.
St. Cajetan Church
The architectural style of St. Cajetan Church is inspired by that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and is existent in Old Goa. It is located at a distance of nearly half a kilometre away to the north-eastern portion of the Se Cathedral, near the remnants of Viceregal Palace. It is well-known for a famous vault which contains the words 'My House Is a House of the Words of Christ'.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is situated at Panjim in Goa and is believed to be amongst the most ancient churches of this western Indian state. It is present here since 1540.
Reis Magos Church
This church is known to be one of the oldest churches of Goa and was created in the year 1555 and dedicated to the 'Magi' rulers, who are known as the 'Three Wise Men'. The Three Wise Men are believed to have granted offerings to Infant Jesus. The term 'Reis Magos' implies 'Magi King', in English.
Other Churches of Goa
The Indian state of Goa comprises innumerable other churches which involve St. Michael's Church at Anjuna, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Rachol Seminary, Church of St. Alex at Curtorim, Nunnery of Santa Monica, Church of Mae De Deus at Saligao (Bardez), Lady Rosary Church and many more.
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