Goa is famous for its nightclubs and party scenes but there is something else as well that Goa is famous for, and no, we are not talking about Beaches. We are talking about the churches. These Churches have to be included in your Goa Tour package for an escape into divinity. We have compiled a list of best churches that make up to the best places to visit in Goa.
Mae De Deus Church
Find the best architecture and gorge at the pristine white walls while being in the famous Mae De Deus Church that is the only church in Goa with a castle like design reflecting the Neo-Gothic style. One would find the beautiful gilded and carved embellishment here such as the Mae De Deus Statue; also, the church is a lot more gorgeous at the nights making it the most amazing places to visit in Goa.
Where is this church located? This church is in Chogm Rd, Saligao, Goa
when was this church established? This Church was established in 1873.
What are the mass timings of this church? The mass timings on weekdays happen to be 7 AM and 8 AM and on Sundays, it is 7 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM.
Santa Cruz Church
Santa Cruz Church was once just a small place of worship but today it stands as one of the largest parishes that you would find in Goa, this church has been constructed in the Neo-Roman style which forms a gorgeous amalgam of Indian and European culture that also gives an insight on the wonderful past of Goa letting it all come together in front of your eyes.
Where is this church located? This church is in Santa Cruz, Goa.
When was this church established? This church was established in 1547.
What are the mass timings of this church? The masses are held on weekdays at 6:30 AM and 7:15 AM and on Sundays, they are held at 6:30 AM, 7:15 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, and 5:30 PM.
Three Kings Chapel
Usually churches are just a place to get in the shelter of God and seek love and mercy but this church is slightly different, this church will tell you a story, a really different one to say the least, this story is of greed and jealousy by the presence of evil energy which is said to be in the church. One can hear a lot of ghostly and mysterious legends about this church.
Where is this church located? This church is in Muder, Cansaulim, Goa
when was this church established? The church was established in 1721.
St. Diogo’s Church
One of the most beautiful churches of Goa, St. Diogo’s church is one gorgeous church that has been constructed in a Neo-Roman style that was built by the patrons of .St. Diogo making it a popular place to visit in Goa. There are 5 baroque altars and 3 bells that makes it pretty different from the other churches.
Where is this church located? This church is in Guirim, Goa
When was this church established? This church was established in1604.
What are the mass timings of this church? The mass is held on the weekdays at 7 AM and on Sunday, it is held at 7 AM, 9 AM, 10:15 AM.
Church of Our Lady of the Mount
This church is one the ‘Monte’ and happens to be the most famous church in Goa, also this church will serve you with the wonderful sights of Mandovi river, Chorao islands, and Old Goa along with the hills. This church has also been a part of various movies as well.
Where is this church located? This church is in Ella, Goa
When was this church established? This church was established in 1510
what are the mass timings of this church? Visit the church on weekdays at 9 AM to 7 PM and on Sundays from 9 AM to 12 PM for mass.
So, whenever you visit Goa the next time, keep in mind that this exotic place is a lot more than just party scenes and nightclubs, this place is also famous for its churches that will stun you beyond measure.