Church of St. Francis of Assissi, Panjim

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#10 of 69 in Historic Sites in Goa
Admire an impressive three-tiered façade, 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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  • July 25, 2017
    Well maintained historical church. Various historic sculptures, inscriptions and paintings. Nice exteriors & interiors. Wonderful architecture, huge structure. Calm peaceful place for worship. History...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    This is a huge church bang opp. Basilica of Bom Jesus, its really huge and has great gardens, nice architecture and overall well kept place by ASI.  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Beautiful church. Green and clean. Not many crowd. Silence. Beautiful architecture. Very Good to visit.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Well maintained historic church ! Here you will be able to see various historic sculptures, inscriptions and paintings. The entry fee is INR 10 per person which is negligible. There is a wheelchair available for disabled persons. Second floor consists of paintings which is not accessible by wheelchair. Separate washrooms are available for Men, women and handicapped persons. It takes around 1.5 hr to view this place thoroughly.
  • July 1, 2017
    This place is good. It has good exteriors and interiors. For nature and monument lovers it is a must visit place.
  • June 9, 2017
    Very well preserved church.. Wonderful architecture . Must visit the museum besides it . Also there is ample parking space .
  • June 15, 2017
    It is just Awesome!..The view is Amazing!Many movie shoots have been done over there
  • May 1, 2017
    It's really lovely to see that this 16th century goan basic was well preserved. It's a pity though that it's not use for regular worship

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