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Goa - Churches of Old Goa

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Anyone and Everyone who comes to Goa, does pay a visit to the Churches of Old Goa.

These Churches and Chapels are flocked with people throughout the day. People come here to see how beautifully these Churches built in the 16th century are still standing tall. A big vote of thanks to  UNESCO World Heritage Site to look after the maintenance. One can get amazing photographs at this place. 

This city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate (Adil Shah) in the 15th century on the banks of the Mandovi River.  It was later on taken over by the Portuguese. They ruled here till the 18th century, thereafter it was abandoned due to a plague, 

The city got the name Old Goa much later. Not much is known as to how it got it's name. 

Old Goa has the below mentioned Churches and Chapels in its premises

1. Church of St. Francis of Assisi
2. Basilica of Bom Jesus
3. Church of St. Cajetao
4. Church of St. Augustine
5. Church of Lady of Rosary
6. Se Cathedral
7. Chapel of Mount Mary
8. Chapel of St. Catherine


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