Church Of St. Alex


14.0/5(121 Ratings)

Church Of St. Alex Overview

Ranked 3 of 10 sightseeing in Calangute

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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Church Of St. Alex

Himanshu Gupta
16th Nov 17

Old church with good architecture

Old church with good architecture  Video Review

Church Of St. Alex

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th May 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM

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Monty Khatri

Monty Khatri5.0/5

7 reviews


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 ...

Sanjay j patel

Sanjay j patel3.6/5

3 reviews

A very nice church

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.

Varun Kulkarni

Varun Kulkarni2.9/5

27 reviews

Can visit

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.

Jyotika Patel

Jyotika Patel3.6/5

3 reviews

Beautiful Church

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.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

One feels the attraction and divinely

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 false 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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Vineet Gupta

Vineet Gupta5.0/5

2 reviews

Peaceful place

Great place to visit, very peaceful and very beautiful. I sat there for a long time, please visit the place as the scenery and the surrounding were very peaceful and enjoyable with the family and friends.

Rohan Jadav

Rohan Jadav3.6/5

6 reviews

Photography is strictly prohibited

Very quiet and good church. There are many visitors in a day. Photography is strictly prohibited. We can't capture our photos but we can capture the church's photos.

Carell Andres

Carell Andres4.3/5

8 reviews

Historical Church

Church of St. Alex is the place where there is history about the St. Alex and gives the holy feeling for the God and right place to pray to the God with holistic atmosphere over there.

Bikramjit Singh

Bikramjit Singh3.6/5

5 reviews

Beautiful church

One of the bigger churches in Goa. This is one of the best churches in the area. Well worth a visit and so peaceful and quiet after being outside in Calangute. Very near to Palmarinha Resorts, great place to go for quiet worship on a Sunday.

Rajesh Agarwal

Rajesh Agarwal4.3/5

2 reviews

Amazing place to visit and value for money

My Goa trip is full paisa vasool trip. Its amazing place to visit. Beaches all very awesome!!!! I must advise to all travellers to visit Goa must carry sunburn cream with them.

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