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Review of Church of St. Alex, Calangute

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Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 10,
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in Calangute
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
121 Ratings & 31 Reviews

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  • Excellent 14
  • Very Good 8
  • Good 6
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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31 traveller reviews for Church of St. Alex

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Monty Khatri

  • Tourist
  • Monty Khatri
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  698 readers

"Awesome"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
Churches were once the centre of village life in the Catholic areas of Goa. This one too is/was. But now, it is caught up in the midst of tall, multistory tourist complexes in this beach village. A centuries old church though ...
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Sanjay j patel

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  • Sanjay j patel
  • Lives in Surat
  • 3 Reviews
  •  419 readers

"A very nice church"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2016
We have visited the church with family, enjoyed a lot. It was very clean area, spent time for peace. The monument was very old but it was clean. We eat our own food at the place in the garden. We spent about 2 hours.
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Varun Kulkarni

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  • Varun Kulkarni
  • Lives in Pune
  • 26 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  43629 readers

"Can visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
It lies somewhere near to the Calangute- Baga road on the way to curlies. Very well kept, if you are interested in spiritual zest then there many other church you can visit around.
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Jyotika Patel

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  • Jyotika Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  524 readers

"Beautiful Church"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
It was a good place to see. You can go along with the Family and can stay for 1 hr. Camera is allowed. Take water bottle with you if going with children.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 666 Reviews
  •  12448 helpful votes
  •  262988 readers

"One feels the attraction and divinely"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
This church was built in 1741 by the villagers with the help of donations. The towers were erected in 1765, this Church is situated on Calangute-Anjuna Road in Arpora. There is a cupola falseŁ of Indian style. Its main sanctum was rebuilt on July 16, 1916 and blessed on July 16, 1916. The church was entrusted to the diocesan clergy in the year 1767. In the churchyard there is a Grotto of Our lady of Lourdes, it was the first grotto dedicated to the Our Lady in entire Goa.

The church has two towers and a magnificent dome (Like that of St. Peters Basilica in Rome), with its seven altars, the three main being at the center and two sides, dedicated to our lady of the Mount, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary and Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The church is indeed unique in its Rococo style design and dedicated to St. Alex, who born in a rich family in Rome, and he was having a great love for the poor and deprived so he just left to Edessa and died there in early 5th century. This church is having a divine attraction though all places of worship have, but one feels the attraction and divinely in this church.
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About Church of St. Alex

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 6.30 PM

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 oldest surviving churches in Goa. The church that stands currently at this site was constructed by the local people in 1741. In 1765, the towers of this church were installed, while the sanctuary was rebuilt in 1916.

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