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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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  • The nearby Se Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum overshadow the Church of St. Francis of Assissi and visitors tend to treat it as a poor cousin of the Cathedral. In fact there is quite a bit to s...  more »
  • Just beside Basilica of Bom Jesus, lies this amazing white structure. The church has an museum run by archaeological survey of India. The garden around the structure is fantastic, and amazing spot for...  more »
  • Museum attached to the church. Ancient Architecture good but upkeep required Outside the church, the area is well kept. Two churches opposite to each other, a major attraction.  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