Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Goa Churches – a Spellbinding blend of Art & History

By Sofia Jennie Subscribe to RSS | May 11th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Goa is far famed for its wealthy past and rich cultural heritages. Stunning churches in Goa have been a fascination for travelers, epitomizing state’s rich colonial past. This article describes some most popular Goa churches.

If you think Goa travel is all about its scintillating beaches, think again. No doubt, tropical beaches in Goa entice travelers in hoards; amazing churches in the state have also been a fascination for history admirers from far and wide. Goa, a former Portuguese territory, is literally synonymous with churches, which have been a living testimony of its wealthy colonial past. Strategically built to spread Christianity in the state, Goa churches are superb and the must-visit attractions for tourists, particularly for those with sense of history and cultures. Architectural brilliance, historical significance and a unique religious ardor of these magnificent Goa churches can leave anyone spellbound.

Have a look on some most captivating Goa Churches:

Basilica of Bom Jesus: Designated as a World Heritage Site, this wonderful church is one of the most popular historical landmarks in Goa. It’s situated in Old Goa, and is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier – a Patron saint of Goa. Built of black laterite stone, this three storey structure is an amazing blend of Doric, Corinthian and Composite style of architecture. The interior of church is noteworthy due to its simplicity and alluring Mosaic-Corinthian style of architecture.

Se Cathedral Church: Dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria, this magnificent edifice is located in Old Goa – about 9km from the capital city Panaji. Stand enormous with its size, structure and spiritualism, this Goan Church reflects the wealth, power and fame of Portuguese. Se Cathedral Church was constructed in mid-16th century, and it took eight years to build this church.

Church of St Augustine: This beautiful church is located on the Holy Hill of Old Goa, and is a popular tourist attraction in Goa. 46-meter high, Church of St Augustine looks stunning. However, today just the remnants of the church are available. This majestic edifice was constructed in 1602 with the combined efforts of 12 Augustinians.

Church of St Francis: A stunning structure located in Old Goa, Church of St Francis of Assisi attracts a large number of Goa travelers. This magnificent building boasts a classic architecture design along with excellent art work on its walls. There are two wonderful statues: one of St Francis of Assisi and the other of Jesus on the cross, in the church. This captivating building in Old Goa was built during 1517-1521 AD.

St Paul Church: Visit here and you get explore amazing architectural design along with mesmeric spiritualism and serenity. The St, Paul Church is located in Old Goa, and is an alluring tourist spot of the state. This lovely church was built with a combined effort of two priests – Diogo de Borba and Miguel Vaz.

When you’re on a Goa holiday, don’t miss to visit these amazing edifices. Pan your Goa tour perfectly with a reputed travel agent. A wide range of Goa packages are available online.

Sofia Jennie - About Author:
Hungry Bags is a renowned travel agency offering a variety of Goa packages to ensure travelers stress-free holiday at Goa bes. A wide range of Goa hotels deals are also available at company’s website.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/travel-tips-articles/goa-churches-a-spellbinding-blend-of-art-history.htm

Related Travel Tips Articles Subscribe to RSS

Varied Sri Lanka travel packages
Published by Emma Dsuza on January 27th 2012 | Travel
Sri Lanka is a dream destination of people from all around the globe. It is stated as pearl of India...
 
Undeniable Attraction of Mauritius Tour packages: Mauritius Beaches
Published by Aaran Hussey on May 3rd 2012 | Travel
The time of vacation is approaching fast once again this time of year. Plans, to make this time with...
 
Singapore packages- Wonderful for New Couples As Well As Everyone Else
Published by Aaran Hussey on May 3rd 2012 | Travel
Singapore was referred to a Little Red Dot on the face of the world earlier de to its small size but...
 
Honeymoon packages in Kerala Beaches
Published by Von Miller on May 4th 2012 | Travel
Of all package tours Kerala, the most popular are the honeymoon packages in Kerala. They have a lot ...
 
Goa packages: Walk inside the ethereal world of gorgeous Goa
Published by Sofia Jennie on November 28th 2011 | Travel Tips
Goa is one of the most beautiful places in India. Noted for its exotic beaches, it is thronged by to...
 
Attractive tour packages from hotels in Singapore
Published by Nidhi Varma on April 26th 2012 | Travel Tips
Planning a vacation trip to Singapore, the ‘Lion city’, is simple these days, thanks to the supp...
 
Relax your mind and soul with memorable spa weekends at some of the finest boutique hotels in UK
Published by Jinni on March 23rd 2012 | Travel
There are a number of renowned hotels accessible all over the globe but most tourists have a prefere...
 
Gulmarg hotels-Symbiosis of Budget and Luxury
Published by Sanjay Kumar on August 8th 2012 | Travel
Gulmarg has no permanent residents, but the growth of tourism has led to the development of fine Gul...
 
Advantages of serviced apartments over hotels
Published by Glyn Jones on December 20th 2011 | Travel
Serviced apartments are furnished apartments which are usually very comfortable, but they are cheape...
 
Process of searching for the good hotels in Europe
Published by Ashish Pandey on February 21st 2012 | Travel
Finding the good hotels in Europe should be done with right process so that you do not lose a lot of...
 
Secrets for cheap hotels in Karol Bagh Delhi
Published by Ashish Mittal on January 12th 2012 | Travel
Offering over 50,000 cheap hotels for online hotel booking at affordable rates. Save up to 75% on di...
 
Enjoy Goa beaches and sightseeing with attractive Goa packages
Published by Sofia Jennie on April 7th 2012 | Travel Tips
Are you looking for a seaside holiday? Do you have a fetish for a historical escapade? Would you lov...
 
Manali hotels: Manali is a rapturous and quaint hill station
Published by Archi Mehra on July 12th 2012 | Travel Tips
India is an incredible country presenting a wide range of enticing holiday packages. This article ha...
 
Use online directories to find hotels in Ipswich
Published by Charlie Czar on August 23rd 2012 | Travel
When you are looking for a hotel in Ipswich, you can simply go with the online hotel guide from wher...
 
Explore Thailand and Switzerland with tour packages
Published by Rachit Singh on November 29th 2011 | Travel
Switzerland is the most fascinating place on this planet. This wonderful destination in Europe attra...
 
The most fantastic Ladakh Leh packages
Published by Sofia Jennie on February 22nd 2012 | Travel Tips
Leh and Ladakh are the two most beautiful and interesting places in Jammu and Kashmir. It is the tra...
 
Visit the top 10 Goa attractions with cheap packages for Goa
Published by Sofia Jennie on April 9th 2012 | Travel Tips
Goa is one of the most coveted holiday destinations in the world. Nestled beside the Arabian Sea in ...
 
Visit the Lover’s Paradise with Sri Lanka Tour packages
Published by Emma Dsuza on January 23rd 2012 | Travel
With the cut-throat competition among numerous airline companies, they have been compelled to reduce...
 
Open choices of hotels booking Spain
Published by Scott Martin on May 9th 2012 | Travel
Spending your holidays in Spain is a great excitement to most of the travelers, online hotels bookin...
 
Discover the Top 5 hotels in Puerto Rico
Published by Azel Bailey on July 7th 2012 | Travel
Some holidays are planned in such a way that luxury forms the basis of everything. In order to make ...