2 Churches in Goa that you should visit - With photos & details

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2 Churches to explore in Goa

The ideal destination for a beach vacation in India. Famous for water sports, bars & pubs, historic monuments. It was a portugese colony before.

Basilica of Bom JesusOld Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402, India

The Basilica is partially in ruins but still a model of elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. This is the only church in Old Goa, which is unplastered on the outside. The lime plaster which existed earlier was stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. The church contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Se CathedralVelha, Goa 403402, India

Built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.