3 Churches to explore in Daman And Diu
Daman and Diu was a union territory in western India. it was the smallest federal division of India on the mainland. The territory comprised two distinct regions—Daman and Diu—that are geographically separated by the Gulf of Khambhat. The state of Gujarat and the Arabian Sea border the territory.
Church of our Lady of the Sea in Daman is counted a few of the most revered holy locations of Daman. It is located within the enclosure of the very awesome and invincible Fort of Nani Daman which boasts of three bastions and a pair of gateways. The Daman Church of our Lady of the Sea is an implementing most important constructing inside the castle area that is extended over 12,250 sq. m.
A famous tourist spot of the town, the Diu Museum has been set up in the St. Thomas Church. The church had been built in 1598 but was later converted into a museum. The building still bears the worn out and faded portraits and paintings left behind by the Portuguese. A beautiful garden path leads up to Diu Museum, with lovely fountains by its side. The evenings transform the place into a delightful sight with multicolored lights attractively brightening up the edifice.
Diu St Paul’s Church is said to be the only active church in the region till date. It boasts of intricate volutes and shell that form an impressive motif. Its richly done wood carving which has earned a special recognition among the most elaborate Portuguese churches is the real feast for eyes. On a close look at this church you will find that it has resemblance with Bom Jesus Church at Goa on the virtue of architectural patterns.