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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 #6 of 76 Attractions in Panaji
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Pune, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Must visit when you visit the Bom Jesus, infact i liked this church better than the crowded Basilica of Bom Jesus, very peaceful and positive vibes. Loved this place !

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Most of the visitors to old Goa only visit to famous Bom Jesus Basilica and very few take the trouble of walking across to visit the Se Cathedral on the other side of the road and even fewer visit this really wonderful church. It has amazing interiors with ancient tombstones and wonderful wall paintings

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Pune, India
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30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Church is Beautiful and is under Renovation. One can Visit the Museum to get an insight into the history of the church. The is a small cathedral behind this church were prayers and mass is held. This too is very beautiful and ornamental design.

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Nashik, India
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

if you visit archaeological museum, you will find a gigantic gate of huge empty hall near the entrance. Yes, it is church of st. Francis of Assisi. it was under renovation when we visit it. It is not ornamental like se cathedral or basilica of bom Jesus. but it is its gigantic size which mesmerizes you. The relics of ancient... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

there is something special about this place. I am not a Catholic, or even Christian, but there is something about Assissi and the Church that is very special and even though there are literally hoards of tourists and pilgrims there, most keep the decorum and respect to retain the sanctity and holiness of the site. Loved it!

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Pune, India
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice, beautiful and quiet church in old Goa. Must visit. Take a half day to go to old Goa and visit all of them there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This church is wedged next to the Archaeological Museum which I assume use to be part of the church's buildings. The exterior is hard to appreciate because it is surrounded and the facade can only be seen from one angle. The interior was empty, though I am unsure if that was because they were doing maintenance/renovations or not. There were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's nice to have a glimpse of this church... It's speciality is , church doesn't have a single cross symbol on it.. A very big church... A nice place for a photo opp

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Church of St Francis of Assisi is next to the Archaeological museum in the same complex as the Se Cathedral. It was built in 1661 and has a pretty three tier facade with two octagonal cross section towers. Between the towers in a small niche is a statue of St Michael. The white colour of the church now has... More

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is across the road from Basilica of Bom Jesus. It was built in the year 1660 by the Portuguese as a chapel but was later given the status of a church. The church boasts of impressive architecture, and has some remarkable sculptures and paintings within its complex. The exterior of the Church is of the Tuscan Order. There are... More

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