Goa’s centuries-old churches are renowned for their antique furniture, beautiful works of art, gilded altars, and white-washed, semi-Baroque style of architecture. These churches have given Goa its unique identity – and travelers over the centuries have documented how they their mesmerizing effects.
In Goa, churches display various architectural influences, not just Indian or Portuguese, but elements from different cultures. For example, St Cajetan Church in Old Goa is a replica of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, while St Francis of Assisi Church is an older structure and exhibits the Portuguese and Manueline style of architecture. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, which houses the incorrupt body of St Francis Xavier, exhibits various architectural styles in the exterior façade, including Corinthian, Doric and Composite.
ChruVia: Gomantak Times
Last modified: July 15, 2023