Church of St. Francis of Assissi, Panjim

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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. Put Church of St. Francis of Assissi on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Goa online travel planner .
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  • This an old church build in Portuguese architecture currently this is non functional (as a church) , this is rather used as a museum which display the glory of Portuguese art and figures of various im...  more »
  • Perhaps oldest church in this complex. Old building blocks are kept for display. In comparison of the other two this looks like not maintained well.  more »
  • I was truly amazed by the beauty of the church and architecture. Amazing carving work and wooden work mesmerizes us. The church looks amazing from the outside and is stunning inside. The un-decayed bo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This place is good. It has good exteriors and interiors. For nature and monument lovers it is a must visit place.
  • Very well preserved church.. Wonderful architecture . Must visit the museum besides it . Also there is ample parking space .
  • It is just Awesome!..The view is Amazing!Many movie shoots have been done over there
  • 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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