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Address: Fortside, Diu, India
Description: On the fort side of Diu town is the island's last remaining...
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.
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Where time stands still

You stand inside the church, look at the beatiful ceiling, the alter, the pews and you can almost feel the art and culture of the place as they were a few hundred years ago. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

You stand inside the church, look at the beatiful ceiling, the alter, the pews and you can almost feel the art and culture of the place as they were a few hundred years ago. It's breathtakingly beautiful. Must see.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can visit and or pray here. The interior is kept the way it was decades back. Donate to charity. No photos please.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Artistically designed picturesque church which is a testament to the colonial heritage of Diu. Along with Diu fort this is a must visit place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is one of the oldest churches in India. It has a magnificent architecture. Visiting the church is like taking a trip to the past. You feel very peaceful.

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Valsad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a monument of ancient heritage. The architecture of the church has a lot of rennaisant influence.The woodwork has religious motiffs of Hinduism, Christanity and Islamism giving a symbol of Universalism. The architecture is such its sure to take your breath away taking you back to the time when the Portuguese were in Diu. Adding to its beauty is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fascinated by its exteriors, a well maintained Church of Portugese times. Interesting when told that Church is closed for about a hour as the caretaker (apparently a muslim) has gone for his daily Noon Namaj..

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the church...a place of reflection, lighting a candle is very therapeutic.... Lovely interior with lots to see. Benches to sit on and pray...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The church is v.beautiful. specially the architectural work and the wooden stand was beautifully carved. Being church the feeling of peace is there but feels it can b maintained properly

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The government should declare it a Heritage structure and "maintain" its historic relevance! Apathy and negligence will let one more monument to seed!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is definitely among one of the most beautiful churches in India that I have visited. A magnificent white edifice with intricate architecture work is totally intriguing. The Pièce de résistance of the church is its ‘Altar’. There are some signs of its age in the interiors of Church. However, all that will be lost once the grandeur of the... More 

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