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Top 5 Churches in Goa - JoesCarRentalGoa

 

Goa was earlier ruled by the Portuguese who managed to outlive the British invasion and remained in Goa for more than 400 years. The Portuguese were known primarily for their classy architecture and eccentrically designed buildings all over Goa. This tourist paradise is home to some of the best designed buildings that have stood the test of time for many centuries.

Goa is filled with a number of churches that have not only attracted tourists from around the world but also hold great importance in Portuguese history. Here are Some of the Must Visit Churches in Goa By JoesCarRentalGoa - Car Rental in Goa.

1.Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Besides the magnificent baroque architecture, the Basilica of Bom Jesus holds great importance for Goans. It holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Saint Francis Xavier died on a ship and his body was taken to Malacca, a Portuguese colony. It was decided that he should be buried in Goa and not more than 2 years after his death, people noticed that his body did not decompose. It has been deemed as a miracle and St. Francis' body has been put on display in a silver casket designed during the 17th century. If you want to witness what an immortal life is, visit the Bom Jesus Basilica.

2.Church of Saint Cajetan

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The Church of Saint Cajetan was built, defying the norms by Greek and Italian priests during the 17th century. It was modeled on the Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and stands apart from other churches built during the Portuguese era. The amazing fact is that despite being old for more than 300 years, the structure is intact. Visit this marvel of architecture to feel close to the Holy Spirit.

3. Our Lady of the Mount

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Apart from being modest as compared to other Churches in Goa, the Lady of the Mount church provides a view from the hill from which it was built. If you are looking for a calm and peaceful place to feel the presence of Divine in your life, visit this place.

4. Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral

Apart from being modest as compared to other Churches in Goa, the Lady of the Mount church provides a view from the hill from which it was built. If you are looking for a calm and peaceful place to feel the presence of Divine in your life, visit this place.

5. Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

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The oldest church in Goa located at the center of its capital of Panaji. The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception towers over the city with a Mother Mary statue on the front with a watchful eye over every Goan. It was built to welcome the sailor's home and is more than 400 years old, but still preserved beautifully. Pay a visit to this church to feel the peace and calm of having the Diving in your life.

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