St Sebastian Chapel
St Sebastian Chapel
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abster_c
Congleton, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Beautiful chapel, welcoming congregation and pleasant English mass in this lovely setting. Sunday mass 0830 and evening masses at 6pm, worth going if you are in the area. the father here is interesting and provides a good homily.
Written June 14, 2014
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TheWickedSoul
Mumbai, India162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
The colored quarter of Fontainhas houses the whitewashed Chapel of St Sebastian. It is dedicated to St Sebastian who treated people with his miraculous interventions during a time when the state was commonly affected by the plague. The Chapel exhibits a large crucifix which once stood at the Palace of the Inquisition in Old Goa. A rather prominent feature of this crucifix is the open eyes of Christ on the cross, believed to strike fear into unorthodox people brought before inquisitors.
Written September 5, 2017
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sl27
Goa Velha, India369 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
I think one of the reviewers have made a mistake and added the Margao chapel with the same name here. This one is in the Fontainhas area of Panjim in a not very prominent site- off the main track. It is a functioning Catholic chapel. I have not actually been inside but have been told that the crucified idol of Jesus is actually the one that was used at the Portuguese Inquisition at Old Goa ( which went on for hundreds of years). The image has its eyes open - supposed to be a witness to the brutal ongoings of the Inquisition.
Its not open everyday, so enquire about timings from the local guides or your hotel (they should know) if you want a closer look.
Written November 29, 2014
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Adhiraj_19
Kolkata (Calcutta), India298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
I usually do not review a Landmark, because, I donot find myself educated enough to criticize some marvels of nature or architecture.

But, I could not resist myself in reviewing this unique church. Because it needs more fame.

As per our learned friend Mr. Ram from 5 Senses Walk, this Chapel has Jesus, with open eyes, which is only 1 in India and one of the 23, from rest of world.

The reason is more fascinating. this church was not only for prayers, but when Indians were forced to Christianize, it was found that though Indians became Christians, they still were celebrating all religion festivals like Diwali, hence the so called ‘heretical’ suspects were brought before the Inquisitors here and was questioned in front of the "Open eyes" of Jesus, to make the suspects fear the thought that they should follow christian law, since "God is looking over them"!!

You must go and visit this church, if you are in Goa. The surrounding, in Fontainhas is also beautiful.
Written February 10, 2019
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We arrived at La Maison Fontainhas at 1500 on 18th February , 2018 . After taking some rest and coffee we moved to St Sebastian Chapel less than 100 m away from Desbue , European fusion Restaurant of our hotel .

The chapel built in 1818 is dedicated to St Sebastian known for his miraculous interventions . The an Chapel has a small nave having an adjoining narrow corridor with a staircase leading to the choir room on the top .

We went to see the one and only striking crucifix of Jesus . which has his eyes open .The crucifix was testimony of the harsh Inquisition which happened in Goa in the 15 century . It is said that Jesus opened his eyes to assure the sufferers that he was seeing their woes . The caretaker of our hotel told us earlier that the crucifix adorning this church is magical and has the power to punish troublemakers and bless the kind people.

We also saw a statue of the Virgin Mary , two marquetry chests and three elaborately carved screens in the chapel .
Written November 3, 2018
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Vivek N
208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
Pandava Chappel at Aquem Margao is Protected site and has historic importance. Recently this old chappel is kept aside and Diocesan society has built a new Church next to it
Written November 5, 2014
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Prakash P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Family
U should definitely visit this and a fun fact that this place was viewed in a movie as St Sebstain Garden and It said in the movie that there is a W that is shaped by four trees !
Written April 15, 2020
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Aaron D
Mumbai, India227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Right at the end of the lane in fontainhas. It is a Roman Catholic church and there is heaps of greenery all around this church
Written April 30, 2018
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percyvakil
Mumbai, India2,434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
This quaint little church is tucked away at the end of a lane in Fontainhas. I first stumbled upon the church while walking around exploring the lanes in the area. When I asked at that time not many people knew much about the church.
The church was built in 1818. It's a nice stop while taking a walking tour of the area.
Written June 27, 2015
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