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Address: Old Goa, Panaji 403001, India

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#1 historical landmark in Goa

For me, the most impressive of the sights in Old Goa. Simply stunning neoclassical interior and a massive gold alter display - jaw dropping as you walk in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For me, the most impressive of the sights in Old Goa. Simply stunning neoclassical interior and a massive gold alter display - jaw dropping as you walk in!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

it is very old church it was built in olden time the look of the church is good it is in old goa when u come u will like it the feeling of it is nice peace of mind

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful church & well worth a visit. It's tucked away from the other churches of Old Goa that you most likely read about in tourist brochures so be sure to seek it out

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The church lies close to the Viceroy's Gate and Arch of Adil Shah. As far as architecture is concerned, its the finest church in Goa. Its also the only one with a domed centre. There are two towers on the sides of the facade. The interior has two rows of small chambers on both sides leading to the main altar.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The interiors were real beauty. It was well maintained n very quiet and calm. Hardly crowded so surely can peacefully explore the place. The Altar was lovely n the garden was beautiful too. Make sure to add this to your to see list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Having been to Rome to visit St Peters Basilica this church really does live up to resembling the real thing on a smaller scale of course. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is the most beautiful of all the churches of Old Goa, The church of st. cajetan modeled after the original design of St. Peter church in rome was built in laterite blocks, in the second half of the 17th Century by Italian friars, greek cross on plan. this church is constructed in corinthian style, having a rectangular tower on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Built in a way that it resembles the famous cathedral in Rome, this place is not as famous as other but inside one can find the treasure of beauty and serenity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nested within Old Goa Heritage Precinct, the St Cajetan church is impressive from outside as from inside. It is believed that this Church is a mini St Peter's Basilica in Rome and rightly so. The ceiling at the centre, which is in the shape of a dome, replicates the dome of St Peter's Basilica, but a miniature of it. Below... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In the proximity of Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathhedral St.Cajetan's church is on the model of St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican, Rome. This 17th century church is extremely beautiful, both from outside and inside. Adjoining its main building, one can spend a few minutes at the Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah, the only remnant of... More 

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