St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Old Goa, India

St. Francis of Assisi Goa is the building of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa was constructed during 1517-1521 AD. Earlier, there was some other church on the site which was dedicated to the Holy Ghost. However, it was demolished. In its place the now existing Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa was built. In this newly built church everything was changed except the foyer. In 1964, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Goa was converted into a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India. In this church remains and paintings of Hindu temple sculptures from Goa were stored.

This apart, the Goa Church of St. Francis of Assisi is best known for its designs, paintings and rich carvings on the altars also. In this church, two gigantic statues of St Francis Assisi, Jesus on the Cross, statue of St. Michael and an opulently carved forte form major highlight for the tourists. In fact you will also enjoy all these in church along with its architectural brilliance that represents a blend of Tuscan style in exteriors and the Mosaic-Corinthian style in interiors. The Church open from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

How to Reach:

  • Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa is situated in Old Goa. It is 9 km from Panaji. It shares compound with the very popular Se Cathedral. To reach here bus services from Panaji can easily be availed. This apart, taxis and motorbikes are also there if you so desire to take.
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