Churches in Goa

Churches in Goa

Top Churches in Goa recommended by travellers



  • Type: Church
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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Panjim
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 508
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
62 Ratings & 45 Reviews
Basilica of Bom Jesus, often called as Basilica of Good Jesus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Possessing the example of Baroque architecture, the church is India’s first minor basilica named after infant Jesus. Holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the... Read More »
"Must visit once"Nov 6, 2017 "Basilcila of Bom Jesus"Oct 28, 2017
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Church of St. Alex, Calangute
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 508
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5.6 / 7 1
121 Ratings & 31 Reviews
Church of St. Alex, which was founded by Franciscans, is popular among tourists for its architectural beauty. The church features two towers, altars and a white dome, which can be seen from the entrance. This church was originally founded in 1595, which makes it one of the... Read More »
"Awesome"Feb 23, 2017 "A very nice church"Apr 7, 2016
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Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Colva
Rank 27
Ranked 27 of 508
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5.6 / 7 1
29 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Church of Our Lady of Mercy is one of the foremost testimonies of the hamlet of Colva, which was erected in Colonial era. The ancient church, also known as Nossa Senhora de Merces, was commissioned in 1581 but was founded in 1630. The highlighting feature of this worship... Read More »
"Peace of mind-simple"Jan 15, 2016 "Mind relaxing place"Sep 19, 2014
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Church of St John the Baptist, Benaulim
Rank 35
Ranked 35 of 508
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
17 Ratings & 6 Reviews
The Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the most famous churches in the entire state of Goa. Situated on a hill beyond the Benaulim town, this church was originally built near the shore and was shifted to this present location in 1956. The church features low domes,... Read More »
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99%
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao
Rank 38
Ranked 38 of 508
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Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
36 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Church of the Holy Spirit is located in the Old Market Square of the commercial town at Margao. The church was originally built in 1564 by the Jesuit missionaries. In 1571, this church was destroyed by Muslim soldiers. It was finally rebuilt in 1645 and consecrated in 1675.... Read More »
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99%
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St. Michael's Church, Anjuna Beach
Rank 42
Ranked 42 of 508
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6.8 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 5 Reviews
St. Michael's Church was built in 1613 and is one of the oldest churches of Goa. The church was erected in 1603 and is situated on the Anjuna-Beach road. The church has a large welcoming door and two towers on either side. The Portuguese style of architecture is the prime... Read More »
"God's Residence"Apr 11, 2017 "Holy place of Christians"Jan 12, 2016
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99%
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Panjim Church, Panjim
Rank 46
Ranked 46 of 508
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Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
16 Ratings & 8 Reviews
Panjim Church is little over four centuries old. This parish church is known for it’s artistic and impressive staircase that dates back to 1870. Believed to be the second-largest in size in Goa, the bell on it’s belfry weighs 2.25-ton. Read More »
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Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao
Rank 53
Ranked 53 of 508
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6.2 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Our Lady of Grace Church was formerly known as the Capela de Batalhao. This former military chapel has a hospital that has been named after the church.  This church is visited, especially on the feast day that is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of February. Read More »
"Biggest church in Margao"Mar 27, 2016 "Tiny But Impressive"Dec 21, 2015
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St. Lawrence Church, Bardez
Rank 58
Ranked 58 of 508
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6.8 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
St. Lawrence Church was constructed in honour of St. Lawrence in the year 1630. St. Lawrence was known as a ‘patron saint of the sailors' and as a 'controller of winds'. The church is known for its beautiful architectural work and sculptures of Jesus Christ with His... Read More »
"Serene and calm"Jan 5, 2017 "Beyond what we think"Aug 6, 2014
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99%
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Chapel of St. Lawrence, Candolim Beach
Rank 72
Ranked 72 of 508
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
12 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Chapel of St. Lawrence is located at a distance of about 5 km from Candolim Beach along the Fort Aguada Road. This Chapel is dedicated to St. Lawrence, a patron saint of sailors. Palacio Ajuda, a massive structure built by Jimmy Gazdar, can be seen outside the chapel gate. It... Read More »
"Really excited"Mar 21, 2015 "A place to pray"Jan 16, 2015
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Nossa Senhora de Merces Church, Benaulim
Rank 78
Ranked 78 of 508
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6.2 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Nossa Senhora de Merces Church, also known as Our Lady of Mercy Church, is the famous church near Benaulim. Built in the Colonial Era, this ancient church was commissioned in 1581, but was founded years later in 1630. Statue of the infant Jesus is the highlighting feature... Read More »
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99%
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St. Cajetan'S Church, Panjim
Rank 89
Ranked 89 of 508
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6.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
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The Chapel of St Sebastian, Panjim
Rank 97
Ranked 97 of 508
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6.6 / 7 1
7 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Chapel of St Sebastian is situated in the southern end of Panjim. Standing at the small square it is a church that has existed since 1592.   The Pandavachem Deul was the name of the temple which belonged to a descendant of Pandavas, Suntu Naique Sar Dessai. In... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
99%
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Holy Cross Shrine Bambolim, Bambolim
Rank 115
Ranked 115 of 508
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6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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99%
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St Sebastian Chapel, Mapusa
Rank 120
Ranked 120 of 508
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6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
"Considered A Holy Soul"Dec 10, 2015
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  • Type: Church
99%
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St Francis Xaviers Chapel, Mapusa
Rank 130
Ranked 130 of 508
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6.3 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
"The Most Blessed Chapel"Dec 10, 2015
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St. Lawrence Church, Miramar
Rank 142
Ranked 142 of 508
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7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
St. Lawrence Church is believed to have been built in 1630 and is devoted to St. Lawrence. He is considered to be a patron saint of the sailors and controller of winds. The church is dome shaped and has various beautiful structures. Of all the structures, the risen Jesus... Read More »
"Patron Saint of Sailors"Jan 27, 2016
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St. Michael's Church, Miramar
Rank 143
Ranked 143 of 508
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7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
St. Michael's Church is situated on the Anjuna Beach Road. Constructed in 1595, this church is regarded amongst the oldest churches of Goa. The church is devoted to St. Miguel and is built in the Portuguese architectural style. There is a statue of St. Michael, with a... Read More »
"Do all good you can"Feb 20, 2016
Shiridao Church, Bambolim
Rank 159
Ranked 159 of 508
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7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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99%
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Fatorda Church, Margao
Rank 161
Ranked 161 of 508
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7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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