Click here for Varca Palms Beach Resort

[ History of Goa ] [ Location and Climate of Goa ] [ Nightlife of Goa ] [ Culture of Goa ] [ Old Goa ] [ Cusine of Goa ]
[ Fairs of Goa ] [ Folklore of Goa ] [
Water Sports in Goa ] [ Churches of Goa ] [ Temples of Goa ] [ Demography of Goa ]
[ City of Panaji Goa ] [ Wildlife of Goa ]
[ Map of Goa ]



Goa, Jewel of India, is studded with temples and churches, which remain as silent but forceful witnesses to the intense religious history of the diverse people who lived here. Hence a pilgrimage to Goa is a unique experience.

Church of Our Lady of Rosary
The Rachol Seminary
Church of St. Francis of Assisi
The Se Cathedral
Basilica of Bom Jesus

Other Churches of Goa

The Reis Magos Church or Church of the Three Magi Kings, built in AD 1555, was once a mission center of the Franciscan Order of Monks. Also in Bardez Taluka, at Saligao, amongst picturesque surroundings, stands the Church of Mae de Dens or Mother of God. The statue after whom this church was named once occupied a convent, now no longer extant, and was known for its miraculous powers. This church is a fine instance of Gothic architecture. The Church of St. Alex at Curtorim, too, dates from the 16th Century. The Church of St. Anne, at Talaulin Iltias, affectionately called Santana by the people, is dedicated to the Mother of Mary. It is situated on the right bank of the Siridao River.

While these Catholic institutions have survived the ravages of time, a visit to the ruins of lost churches, of which there are many, would help to discover further the truths of a remarkable period of religious activity on the shores of our country.

Click here for : Goa, goa beach resort, hotels in goa, goa hotels, tourism in goa , Varca Palms Beach Resort