Thursday, January 26, 2012

Miscellaneous churches of Goa

Mae de deus (mother of god) church was built in 1873 in Gothic architectural style at Saligao (10kms from Panjim), North Goa.

Miscellaneous churches in Goa:

 St Cajetan church (prev.known as Church of our lady of divine providence) built in the 18th century in Corinthian architectural style by Italian friars of the Theatine order.

 Our Lady of  Merces , a.k.a Nossa Senhora de merces ,Colva built in 1630-5. Its statue of infant Jesus was brought from the Mozambique coast by a Jesuit priest Bento Fereira and placed in the church in 1648.
 Se Cathedral, Old Goa built in 1619 to commemorate victory of Alfonso de Albureques army against the moslems. It is built in the Portuguese Manueline architectural style.
 Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa built in 1604 in Baroque style architecture.It holds the mummified body of St Frances Xavier.
 Se cathedral, Old Goa
Church of our lady of immaculate conception, Panjim built in 1543-7 (rebuilt in 1619) in Manueline architectural style.
St Joachim church, Margao

Photographs : Nitin Pai


  1. beautiful pictures and informative post of Churches in Goa. Goa has many tourist attractions like visit to beaches, flea markets, recreation activities and churches. There are many Portuguese churches in Goa which are famous among visitors for its splendid architecture.

  2. Very informative post about the churches,the people who are going to visir Goa they can visit this beautiful churches,Thank you for sharing this post. Vivegam Travels