Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi, Panaji
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Address: Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110, India, Panaji
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
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About Church Of St. Francis Of Assisi, Panaji
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, Panaji Reviews
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 place is open to public and the environment is well maintained. One thing is if you have senior citizens with you then please note that there is a lot of walking involved and there are not many benches for the people to sit. There are local guides for hire also available. Parking is a bit far, suggest to take an umbrella or a good hat to avoid too much sun.
Nice from outside. it has a church which is not maintained at all. and a museum ( no photography allowed.) which was not tourist friendly at all. there are carved stones which mean nothing to us, and still it is there.. waste of time for us. never visit in afternoon. it's too hot between 2 to 5pm.
We enjoyed this church better than the others. At the time that me and my friends got there, there was a ray of light coming through the small window and nobody was around. There was an amazing opportunity to take some really great photos and the nostalgic of the church and aesthetics was very beautiful.
It's lovely, breathing together with History place. Green environment also positive. Monuments with coat of arms also informative, taking attention. Worth to visit, even after 5pm (when it's closed).