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St. Paul's Church

Fortside, Diu, India
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Diu
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: On the fort side of Diu town is the island's last remaining fully-functional church, St Paul's. Completed in 1610, the church has an excellent baroque... more » Owner description: On the fort side of Diu town is the island's last remaining fully-functional church, St Paul's. Completed in 1610, the church has an excellent baroque facade and a very fine selection of wooden panelling and furniture inside, including an extravagantly carved 400 year old pulpit. « less
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Mitchell, South Dakota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is an old church that is in good shape and allows you to see everything in pretty much original shape and condition. It was a view into the Portuguese past.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

To see, a whitewashed Portuguese church in India is quite amazing. It is a cavernous church, with huge vaulted ceilings, with the paint peeling gently off the walls. It's old, it's got atmosphere. And you can sit in on the evening service. Very nice.

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Bhopal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Though it is not as grand as other Portugese era churches one sees in Goa, the church has a nice facade with baroque architecture and the exterior looks good in white. It is a functional church, but the authorities need to maintain it well, as the interior of the Church is not in very good shape. The greenery outside the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This church is close to Jalandar beach and next to museum and teh government hospital. It's a nice place to be, very quiet for your meditationa and prayer. Portugal and christian influence seen in the surrounding population staying at Diu.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

After weeks of traveling in Gujarat and seeing and experiencing myriads of Jain and Hindu temples and shrines is was a startling change to enter a Christian church. I have read much about the Portuguese presence in India but this was my first chance to view it up close and personal. The church, built in the 17th century, is interesting... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A church always gives us peace and serenity. An old church and a good view inside. Lots of good things are written inside which is must visit place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This church is definitely worth a look while wandering through the peaceful streets of Diu Town. Best time to come is in the early morning when the light is best for photography. (Late afternoon is not so good as the sun is behind the façade, making photos more difficult). Interior of the church isn't anything particularly special.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is an impressive Jesuit church in the hear of Diu. The facade in particular is quite elaborate, and the Indian influences on the traditional Portuguese style are plain to see. Next to it is the monastery , which is now a school. A must, if you are in Diu

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Enjoyed my visit here. The woodwork is interesting highlighting the Portuguese construction. The place overall is peaceful and worth spending a quite moment. You might want to combine the visit with Diu Museum as they are close by. But bear in mind that the museum closes by 5:30 and the church by 6:00.

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

one of the few churches built by the portuguese..peaceful place..excellent wood carvings..very close to diu fort.

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