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Church of St. Francis of Assissi, Panjim
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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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  • Old church is in south goa, Great old architecture to be viewed if you are in goa located around 10-12 km from panaji. If you have time u can visit it , mueseum is also there . Overall a good place to...  more »
  • During my visit to old Goa I have visited this church and the archaeological museum, which is worth a visit and shows all 5 churches in old Goa in a "spot"
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  • Beautiful church which displays a Barque and Corinthan architecture. There is a museum inside which displays artefacts, paintings and stunning sculptures. 
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  • 'St.Francis of Asissi' another religious and heritage site in old Goa.It is just opposite side of the road of basillica of bom Jesus.This church was built in 1661,and inside wall retain painted panel depicting scenes from the life of St.Francis of Asissi.And the sorrounding area displays the fire power of that time.
  • A very beautiful church. You will find it amazing. A must visit place in goa. And it is very near to panjim
  • Beautiful and historic church, very clean and well maintained. Within the Se Cathedral complex
  • A beautiful church... white on... St. John Francis's mummy is open for all in the end of December... there is a big queue but good arrangement...
  • This is a place of historic importance... linked to Portuguese rule. Has archeological museum. Has a beautiful garden for some nice clicks.