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St. Paul's Church

Address: Fortside, Diu, India
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Diu
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: On the fort side of Diu town is the island's last remaining fully-functional church, St Paul's...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

White and pure. Its worth a visit to spend time soaking in the architecture and the grandeur of the Church.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

after visting churches worldwide, this one is decent. but by Diu standards I guess nice. clean and peaceful

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Kota, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

To be specific some kind of guidance would enhance the visit. A general lay out of the vicinity and places of interest around specially marked out on official maps would assist long distance road travelers who wonder if one can leave the main roads safely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The St. Paul’s Church, Diu, is situated in Diu Island, on the west coast of India, a Union Territory of India. It is located in the town of Diu, which came under the control of the Portuguese colonists in early 16th century.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Cleanliness, which is the feature of the island, is found in abundance. Ancientness of the church is more attractive. Disciplined approach of visitors is appreciable though there are exceptions. Wooden sculpture is fabulous.

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Faridabad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had been to this church a number of years ago... however, it feels as if it is not being maintained properly... did not had that great a experience this time... not a must see if you are on tight schedule

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The church is very white and with a nice architecture but in an advanced state of decay. The moment you arrive on its doorsteps you have an eery feeling that you are somewhere in South America and definitely not in India. The entire former Portuguese colony still breathes it's own colonial air and you can find the same same climate... More 

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