St. Alex Church, Calangute
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Admire the striking white facade of St. Alex Church, where thousands of Christian devotees gather for prayer and communion. Built in 1741 by the village communities, the church was financed thanks to donations and the goodwill of locals. As you approach the compound, notice how the dome resembles that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Examine the Indian-style "cupola falsa" inside, as well as the seven altars and the main sanctuary. Afterwards, head outside to the churchyard to see the Grotto of Our Lady. The museum nearby offers a detailed history of the church. Put St. Alex Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Goa travel itinerary planner.
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We visited this church and it is one of the beautiful churches of Goa.Love the architecture and ambiance is very peaceful.
This Church is situated near the Dolphin Circle and One of the Most Beautiful church in Goa. Bells of this church seems like angels are singing song.Till now they wrung bell accordingto the timings. O... read more »
The times for visiting the inside of the church are very restrictive so we could only have a look at the externals (hence the average). However it is a very beautiful church and a quick visit will tak... read more »
So I went to this church 3 days back on my trip in Goa. We were with the families with two small kids. The moment we entered the church, the priest come marching towards us with his rude language - "You can't come in here. What do you think you can wear anything and come here. Go from here" . He literally held my hand and pushed us outside. Horrible and Pathetic behaviour from the man of his position. His objection was on Goa coloured T Shirt and the Goa Beach Hat and Goa Long shorts. He could have politely said "Sorry but this dress isn't allowed" Instead he chose to drive us by manhandling. Made me wonder since when did the personality of an individual took over the bigger notion of the church's objective ? Left us very angry,disappointed and embarrassed. I wish we could report his behaviour somewhere. I won't recommend it for a visit.
One of the most beautiful churches I have seen in Goa. The pulpit and altar is designed artistically.
Dr. pradeep singh shaktawat
very calm place to visit and photography, one of the best part of panjim. must visit place.
Amit Nelson Singh
its another beautiful church of goa with a small cemetery too..!!!
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