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List Of The Popular & Important Goan Churches

The various Churches in Goa are a reflection of the rich and glorious past of the state. They are an integral part of the Goan culture and legacy.

Churches are spread all over Goa and prove to be the major tourist attractions. The beauty and marvel of most of these Churches are untouched by the cruelty of time and still carry an element of history with them. Below is a list of some of the most sort after Churches of Goa.

  1. Basilica of Bom Jesus - A UNESCO World Heritage site carrying the body of St. Francis Xavier.
  2. Church of Mary Immaculate - One of the popular landmarks of Goa, carrying the second largest bell in the world.
  3. Reis Magos Church - One of the three places where the unique Feast of the Three Wise Men is held.
  4. Se Cathedral - The largest church in Asia, dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria.
  5. Church of St. Francis of Assisi - An ancient church of Goa showing the elements of Hinduism.
  6. Church of St. Anne - It is called as the "Santana" by the localities. It is known for its excellent architecture and also the feast of St. Anne which is celebrated on 26 July every year.
  7. Church of St. Augustine - The ruins of an ancient church built in 1602. The ruins of a 46 m high bell tower is the major attraction. One of the most photographed spots in Goa.
  8. St. Cajetan Church - It was originally known as Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence. It is a replica of the Basilica of St.Peter of Rome.
  9. Church of St. Paul - The old ruins of a brilliant church and former institution of the Holy Faith.
  10. Cansaulim Church - A religious masterpiece which is also called as St. Thomas Church of Cansaulim.
  11. Church of Holy Spirit - Popular landmark of Goa, known for its Indian Baroque style of architecture.
  12. Church of Nossa Senhora de Monte - Church built as a memory of the victory of Alfonzo de Albuquerque over the rulers of Bijapur.
  13. Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception - Located in the capital of Goa, it is the first church that was built in the state.
  14. Church of Our Lady of the Rosary - One of the oldest churches of the state.
  15. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church - It is elevated to be the first church in the whole of Pernem, that has kept the flame of Christianity burning bright.

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