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Goa Churches

Churches in Goa

Goa, the queen of beaches, is a renowned destination for fun and frill, relaxing vacations and water sport activities. Besides, Goa's famous and magnificent churches are largely a legacy of Portuguese colonization. Churches in Goa are known for its sophisticated architecture. They were the result of the Portuguese invasion in Goa, as church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese. These beautiful and magnificant religious places attract lakhs of pilgrims every season from all over the globe. Many of them are declared World Heritage Monument, as these are a perfect blend of typical Catholic and Portuguese architecture.


Most of these churches belong to the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Their extraordinary architecture and historical importance distinguishes them from all other churches in Asia.


A few major churches in Goa are:


After Hindus, the most significant population of Goans are Christians, for many generations now. Therefore, these churches play an important role in every occasion and social aspects of the state.




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