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Church of St. Francis of Assissi

Address: North Goa District | Nr. Archaeological Museum, Panaji 403402, India
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Ranked #8 of 82 Attractions in Panaji
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It's just opposite to Basilica of Bom Jesus on the same road. The church is larger than Basilica and is beautifully maintained.

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

It's just opposite to Basilica of Bom Jesus on the same road.Make your mind to go early as both the places close at 5pm.This church is larger than Basilica thereby it takes more time to cover this place.

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

the architecture, the grand opulence, the holy feel of the place is great. It is very very touristy for sure so pick a smart day to visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

St Francis of assisi's body is stored in a casket without preservative. The casket is opened only once in 10 yrs for public view. It is on high rise altar and you get to catch a mild glimpse of his face. If you are interested in Goan history you can go here. You can walk around its campus and have... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were lucky to have gone during a special occasion to Church of St. Francis of Assissi, one of the most famous land marks in Goa. Our trip coincided with the last Sunday service of the year and the Christmas spirit was still on. There was a prayer service outside the church with at least some 3 to 4 thousand... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The three tier facade of the church have octagonal towers on each side and in the central niche there is a statue of St. Michael. The main entrance is decorated with circular pilasters and rosette band. The central nave is barrel-vaulted while the crossing is rib-vaulted which supports the choir. The internal buttress walls, separating the chapels and supporting the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

its best old church please visit its all museum. its good time visit in morning time or afternoon around 330 its would be good cos u have find food, its best you carry food and water always hard find food stuff

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

this place is a well known landmark in goa...it is also more important for me as i have studied in st. xaviers school which is linked to st. francis...i have been to the church twice and both the times the body was not on display...the church is very peaceful...must see places in goa..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is an old church..brilliant wall paintings and decoration made over 200 years ago..there is a museum as well..nice collection..you will have an idea regarding the history of Goa..a must visit...

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Churches in Goa are very pretty. It is as much must go places as are Goa's beautiful beaches. And Church of St. Francis is a must must go. It is gorgeous. From the floor, to the lights and benches and the spaces, it is beautiful for its architecture as much as it is for the divinity.

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