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Churches in Goa: Tinge of Spirituality in a Fun Living State

Goa is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India and the state contributes a lot to the tourism revenues in India. The main trade of this state is tourism and many people visit this state every year. Goa has a lot of stuff for the tourists who love to relax while on being vacation. Games, activities, fun, water sports, beautiful beaches, age-old temples, some popular flea markets and a lot of such other things make Goa a famous tourist spot. The ancient churches in Goa not only add to the beauty of the state and but also to its magnetic affect on the tourists. These stunningly designed churches act as a tinge of spirituality for the state, which is otherwise known for its happening “nightlife”.

The credit of the tradition of the churches goes to the Portuguese invasion in the state. They are crafted in the typical Christian architecture. Many of these churches were built in the late 16th or early 17th century and the local generation of Goa, with their receptive minds absorbed the new symbols of Catholicism.

The most famous Church in Goa that should not be missed at any cost is the famous Basilica of Bom Jesus. People come here, especially to have a look at the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier. The beautiful architecture and the intriguing history of thic church magnetize the tourists and now it has become a part of the World Heritage Monuments. Once in a year, the relics of St. Francis Xavier are exposed for the public view and that day, the pilgrims come in huge crowds to Basilica of Bom Jesus.

Another popular church is dedicated to St. Catherine, called as the Se Cathedral. It has the Cross of Miracles for which people do not miss to visit this place. A Goan legend is associated with this church. It is believed that this Cross is slowly increasing in size at present. Also, there is a church called Church of St. Francis Of Assisi, which forms a part of the archaeological museum in Goa. It is used as a platform to exhibit prehistoric things that take the tourists back to the times of Golden Goa.

You can also visit the Old Goa to have a chance to go to the some of the famous old churches. Here you can find the Church of Our Lady Of Rosary. Besides that, there is a church located at the heart of the city; in the state capital Panaji, called the Church of Our Lady Immaculate Conception. Some of the other beautiful churches include the names of the Reis Magos Church, Church Of Mae de Dens, Church of St. Alex, and Church of ST. Anne. Some of these churches are built in Gothic architecture.

While your vacation at Goa, you can spare a few days to visit these amazing churches where you can feel close to the Divine. Of course, you do not need to create hindrance in your fun but being at such ancient churches may make you feel exalted, with their beautiful architecture and spiritual aura.

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