Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi

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  • Address: Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110, India, Panaji
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9967318093
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi - Review

The structure you see here today was erected on 1661, though there has been a church on this location since 1521. Its architecture is a mixture of Corinthian, Baroque and Tucson. Note the two towers. Inside, note the two large statues - one of St. Francis of Assisi and the other of Christ. The artwork around the church's interior depicts and describes scenes from the saint's life. See the beautifully carved wooden pulpit to the left. There is an old convent next to the church now being used as an Archaeological museum. 

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  • Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi Address: Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110, India, Panaji
  • Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi Contact Number: +91-9967318093
  • Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi Timing: 07:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi Price: Free
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  • Time required to visit Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 48.68% of people who visit Panaji include Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi in their plan

  • 42.75% of people start their Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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  • The building of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa was constructed during 1517-1521 AD. Earlier, there was some other church on the site which was dedicated to the Holy Ghost. However, it was demolished. In its place the now existing Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa was built. In this newly built church everything was changed except the foyer. In 1964, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Goa was converted into a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India. In this church remains and paintings of Hindu temple sculptures from Goa were stored. This apart, the Goa Church of St. Francis of Assisi is best known for its designs, paintings and rich carvings on the altars also. In this church, two gigantic statues of St Francis Assisi, Jesus on the Cross, statue of St. Michael and an opulently carved forte form major highlight for the tourists. In fact you will also enjoy all these in church along with its architectural brilliance that represents a blend of Tuscan style in exteriors and the Mosaic-Corinthian style in interiors. Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Goa is situated in Old Goa. It is 9 km from Panaji. It shares compound with the very popular Se Cathedral. To reach here bus services from Panaji can easily be availed. This apart, taxis and motorbikes are also there if you so desire to take.

  • The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India.[1] The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, together with a convent, was established by eight Portuguese Franciscan friars who landed in Goa in 1517. The Structure The following is the information as seen on the plaque beside the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. "The three tier facade 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 gallery on top, have frescoes showing floral designs. Above the tabernacle in the main altar is a large statue of St. Francis of Assisi and Jesus on the cross, statues of St. Peter and St. Paul are seen below. The adjoining walls of nave retain painted panels depicting scenes from the life of St Francis of Assisi."

  • The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India.[1] The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, together with a convent, was established by eight Portuguese Franciscan friars who landed in Goa in 1517.[2][3][4] The Structure The following is the information as seen on the plaque beside the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. "The three tier facade 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 gallery on top, have frescoes showing floral designs. Above the tabernacle in the main altar is a large statue of St. Francis of Assisi and Jesus on the cross, statues of St. Peter and St. Paul are seen below. The adjoining walls of nave retain painted panels depicting scenes from the life of St Francis of Assisi."

  • The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguesein the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, together with a convent, was established by eight Portuguese Franciscan friars who landed in Goa in 1517. The following is the information as seen on the plaque beside the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. "The three tier facade 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 gallery on top, have frescoes showing floral designs. Above the tabernacle in the main altar is a large statue of St. Francis of Assisi and Jesus on the cross, statues of St. Peter and St. Paul are seen below. The adjoining walls of nave retain painted panels depicting scenes from the life of St Francis of Assisi."

  • The three tier facade 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 gallery on top, have frescoes showing floral designs. Above the tabernacle in the main altar is a large statue of St. Francis of Assisi and Jesus on the cross, statues of St. Peter and St. Paul are seen below. The adjoining walls of nave retain painted panels depicting scenes from the life of St Francis of Assisi.

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