Best Churches in South Goa

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Goa is a coastal state along the vast Arabian sea that resonates with a chill vibe. When we think of Goa, we think of all the beaches along the vast sea. It’s quite easy for anyone to get lost in the beautiful beaches of the small state as you explore its crowded streets and hidden gems. However, beaches are not the only thing to look forward to when you visit Goa. Carrying forward its rich colonial history, Goa habitates some of the most beautiful Churches in the country which are worthy of a visit beyond its innumerable beaches.

While every nook and corner of this holiday destination hides a Church, some of the older churches offer the most serene refuge away from the hustle. While North Goa offers jam-packed beaches and energetic parties, South Goa is perfect for those who yearn for some calm. When you plan your next visit to Goa, you can visit these beautiful churches in South Goa to add to your memorable stay.

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the oldest churches in Goa. It was built in the late 16th century and is one of the most frequently visited churches. It is the final resting place of St. Francis Xavier and houses the mortal remains of the holy saint offering a holy experience to everyone who visits this beautiful church in South Goa.

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Church of Our Lady of The Rosary

Another symbol of the colonial legacy, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary is a unique church built in the mid-16th century. It is a world heritage site and is also listed among the monuments of the Archaeological Survey of India. It is one of the oldest preserved buildings in old Goa that beautifully exhibits the architectural elegance of the Portugal era.

Church of the Holy Spirit

This mid-16th century church is among the best churches in South Goa as it showcases the magnificent blend of Portuguese architecture and Indian craftsmanship put together with the architectural style of Indian baroque. The Church of the Holy Spirit is known to host about 2900 catholic families.

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St. Andrew's Church

Another example of elegant architecture is St. Andrew's Church which is very famous in Vasco. The stone-white building houses a gorgeous interior, offering a treat for the eyes of the visitors. This is a must-visit when you go to Goa as it would provide a spiritual experience filled with magnificent beauty.

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