Goa, India’s favourite destination of the holiday for youth, from sandy beaches to the water sports the life of Goa in this modern age has nurtured the essence of the Old-age that you will get to see in the churches. Every church carries its own little story, and the faith that has bonded the community in Goa with all the love and care in every give and take. Festivals and feast that bring people together and celebrate the existence of humankind on earth are reflected in the Old churches of Goa. An amazing adventure sports like scuba diving in malvan, water sports packages in malvan and grand island scuba diving. Here are the churches of Goa that you should visit on your tour to Goa.
Basilica de Bom Jesus
One of the oldest church in Goa, built-in 1594-1609, with the remains of St Francis Xavier was known as the apostle if Indies. The intrinsic features of the church being the wooden ceilings and the architecture of the gothic style supporting the whole monument is still as intact as it was built. Being listed in the UNESCO world heritage site the church has the rituals of the pilgrims from all over the world visiting here. The feast organised by the church on 3rd December every year makes it the reason for tourists to visit and the nine days devotional novena fest with masses. You will come across the paintings of St Francis and the display of the body of St Francis in every ten years.
Church of St Francis of Assisi
The church built in1661 by the Portuguese to embark the viceroyalty of Portuguese in India. The exquisite entrance with the paintings all along the wall expressing the folk art style as the theme. The pillars and the ceilings with contrasting colours of the maritime and Old age colour. You will come across the upper basilica and lower basilica and the crypt. The upper basilica for prayers and choirs with lower basilica portraying the paintings of st Francis and the crypt carrying the remains of St Francis with his brother at the corners of the altar. The frescos paintings that appear to be fresh will take you down to the reign of Jesus and the preaches of St Francis.
The church was built by the Portuguese to dignify the victory of Portuguese over the Muslim army to march over Goa in 1510, the feast is hosted every year to mark the history of the victory of Alfonso the Albuquerque the architecture of the church is Portuguese Manueline with the Tuscan exterior of white paint and the interior of corinthian. The blend of structures the chapel in the church which is denoted as the chapel of miracles wherein, they saw the vision of Jesus.
St Cajetan Church.
The Italian based architecture, the Italian friars who visited India to preach Christianity and on the side-line to build the hospital the church emerged in 1661. Having the architecture similar to the St peter basilica of the Vatican City in Italy. The Greek-style cross dome with the Latin inscription from the holy gospel of Mathews. The church has seven altars and the main being the lady of providence
St Anne’s church.
Built-in the baroque style of architecture of Portuguese the church is designated for the rituals ceremony. The altar named after st Annes the mother of Mary. Situated in the village of talaulim in Goa.
St Augustine Tower.
The church is nothing but the relics of the church built during the Portuguese reign which unfortunately collapsed in 1842 and the bell of the church was moved to our lady of immaculate conception church in Goa. The remains of the church are displayed in the museum near the church.
Our lady of Immaculate Conception Church
Also known as the Panjim church is one of the crowded spot and one of the film shooting site in Goa. The baroque style architecture built-in 1541 to serve the religious need of Portuguese sailors. The altar designated to mother mary with altars of St Peter, St Augustine and the Jesus crucifixion.
The Goa museum.
When you want to dig in the history of Old Goa information the museum is the better place. The sculptors of gods and goddesses from the Hindu and Jain religions. The artefacts of the Goa regions and an adjoining region having the trade relation. So make sure you visit the Old Goa museum for better acknowledgement of the art and culture of Goa.
Best time to visit
The state of Goa is a favourite tourist spot so open all round the year. Varity of water sports like banana boat ride, parasailing boat ride, bumper boat ride in Goa. Cited with colonies and wide forest areas with the sea by side visits more divine. End of the year when the festivals and fest begin from the Halloween season itself, the crowd in Goa is busted with enthusiasm. The Christmas carols in the churches and the age Old rituals that are pristine blessing showering all over Goa. The Good Friday with the display of Jesus crucifixion all over the villages in Goa and celebration of the last supper marks the true spirit of Christianity of Goa. Old Goa Church is as divine as the churches and the essence of Christianity that owes service to humanity is reflected all over the Goa. Flyboarding in Goa is one of the most adventure activities. One of them can enjoy the speed jetski ride in Goa. Swayourway is at your service to take you to the magical spiritual journey of Old Goa. Our tour guides will help you all over the journey to witness the memorial evidence and history of changes that took place all over Goa. We provide you with pick and drop services and celebrate the nightlife of Old Goa busting with youth and enthusiasm. With the sizzling hot Goan cuisines with all type of food that suits your appetite. We will make sure that you notice every corner of Old Goa and carry the memorable photos of the Old Goa. We would also love to take around the north Goa full-day tour and south Goa with amazing water sports package in Goa and beaches on your trip to Goa with affordable travel packages which won’t let you think you to set for the journey. So set your journey with Swayourway to make the remarkable experience of the vacation in Goa.