Top Choice Church in Old Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Famous throughout the Roman Catholic world, the imposing Basilica of Bom Jesus contains the tomb and mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, the so-called Apostle of the Indies. St Francis Xavier’s missionary voyages t…
Top Choice Cathedral in Old Goa

Sé Cathedral

At over 76m long and 55m wide, the cavenerous Sé Cathedral is the largest church in Asia. Building work commenced in 1562, on the orders of King Dom Sebastiao of Portugal, and the finishing touches where finally mad…
Religious Site in Old Goa

Church of St Cajetan

Modelled on the original design of St Peter's in Rome, the Church of St Cajetan was built by Italian friars of the Order of Theatines, who were sent by Pope Urban III to preach Christianity in the kingdom of Golcond…
Museum in Old Goa

Archaeological Museum

Part of the Franciscan monastery at the back of the Church of St Francis of Assisi is now an archaeological museum, housing some lovely fragments of sculpture from Hindu temple sites in Goa, and some Sati stones, wh…
in Old Goa

Wax World

If you’re a fan of kooky representations of obscure historical figures, look no further than this waxworks, which boasts of a host of ‘Life-Size Look-Alike Wax Statues’ including a full, waxen version of Michelangel…
Gallery in Old Goa

Kristu Kala Mandir Art Gallery

This gallery, sandwiched between the Church of St Francis of Assisi and Sé Cathedral, is located in what used to be the archbishop’s house, and contains a hodgepodge collection of contemporary Christian art and reli…
Museum in Old Goa

Museum of Christian Art

This excellent museum, in a stunningly restored space within the 1627 Convent of St Monica, contains a collection of statues, paintings and sculptures, though the setting warrants a visit in its own right. Interesti…
Church in Old Goa

Church of Our Lady of the Mount

This church is often overlooked due to its location on a wooded hilltop, some 2km east of the central area. A sealed road leads to an overgrown flight of steps (don’t walk it solo) and the hill on which the church s…
Church in Old Goa

Church of St Francis of Assisi

West of the Sé Cathedral, the Church of St Francis of Assisi is no longer in use for worship, and consequently exudes a more mournful air than its neighbours.The church started life as a small chapel, built on this …
Church in Old Goa

Church of St Francis Xavier