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Church of St. Francis of Assissi, Panjim

Categories: Churches, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 130 reviews on the web
Admire an impressive three-tiered fa├žade, Tuscan orders and octagonal towers of Church of St. Francis of Assissi, a large baroque church featuring a unique Portuguese-Manueline portal. Built in 1661 by the Portuguese of lime-plastered laterite blocks, this large church features elaborate arches inside the church and an exquisitely carved altarpiece feature numerous paintings depicting life of Saint Francis of Assisi. A carving of Saint Francis and Jesus and statue of Saint Michael adorn the main altar. A tall barrel-vaulted ceiling provides great acoustics inside the chuch. Enjoy the gardens around the church and check muzzle-loading canons and cannonballs on display which once defended the lucrative Portuguese trade here. Plan to visit Church of St. Francis of Assissi and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Goa attractions using our Goa travel itinerary maker.
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  • This church takes us back to the fond memories of the ancient times .. huge walls with beautiful carving ..stone build structure that morethan 200 years old 
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  • The Church of St. Francis of Assissi in Old Goa is right next to the more famous Se Cathedral. The convent, that was attached to this church, now houses the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) museum...  read more »
  • Pleasant to your eyes. And information to our brains. Lot of ancient things are kept in museum
  • The hall is magnificent. Archeological museum is great. See things made and crafted thousand years back. The church is as big as an air plane hangar, high and with beautifully designed walls and roof. We feel how people loved richly hundreds of years back.
  • Several churches located in the area, each has its own rich history and architectural feats!
  • It was ethereal to visit this place.You need 2-3 hours to go around the whole church,it has been recently renovated by Archaeological Survey of India to restore it further while enhancing its beauty.
  • An old Portuguese church. Has good sculptures and decorations.
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