Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Off National Highway 4
Velha Goa, GA - 403402

Type: Landmarks
099673 18093
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The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, situated in Old Goa, India, is a magnificent example of Portuguese colonial architecture and a significant religious landmark with rich historical and cultural significance. Built-in the 17th century, this beautiful church is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.

The Church of St. Francis of Assisi features a striking façade adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, reflecting the ornate Baroque style that was popular during the Portuguese colonial period. Inside the church, visitors are greeted by a serene and solemn atmosphere, with elaborately decorated altars, beautiful frescoes, and statues depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis and other saints.

One of the highlights of the church is its adjoining convent, which now houses the Archaeological Museum of Goa. The museum showcases a fascinating collection of artifacts, sculptures, and artworks that offer insights into the rich history and cultural heritage of Goa, including relics from ancient Hindu temples and Portuguese colonial artifacts.

Adjacent to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is the Chapel of St. Catherine, which was originally built by the Portuguese to commemorate their victory over the Muslim rulers of Goa in the 16th century. The chapel features stunning Manueline-style architecture and houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, one of the patron saints of Goa and a revered figure in the Catholic Church.

Visitors to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi can explore its tranquil interior, admire its architectural beauty, and learn about the fascinating history of Goa through the artifacts and exhibits in the museum. Whether you're a history enthusiast, architecture buff, or spiritual seeker, a visit to this iconic church offers a captivating journey through Goa's rich cultural and religious heritage.

Besides this landmark, there are two more landmarks listed in Velha Goa. There's also four attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Church of St. Francis of Assisi on the map above. If you need any other information on Church of St. Francis of Assisi that is not listed here, please call 099673 18093 or visit their website.

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