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Church Of The Holy Spirit


14.0/5(36 Ratings)

Church Of The Holy Spirit Overview

Ranked 2 of 43 sightseeing in Margao

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.  

This church has been constructed in Indian Baroque architectural style, with outer white facade. The central dome of the church has towers on either side. Interiors of the church are decorated with pipe organ, crystals and stucco. The cross inside the church belongs to the late 17th century.

The altars inside the church are dedicated to Immaculate Conception of Mary, St. Peter and St. Michael. Every year on 10th of June, feast day celebrated in the church.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

Chandranath Shirwaiker4.3/5

73 reviews

The revered place of the faithfuls

I was going down memory lane visiting the older parts of Madgaon. Comba and Borda (Ponno Bajar) area.One can see here old mentions of exquisite design, use of natural materials, etc.It was "Purumetachen Fest" of The Holy Spirit Church. The ringing of bells, singing in the church, the thronging of the faithfuls. The overall atmosphere made one feel at peace with oneself.
  • The revered place of the faithfuls
  • The revered place of the faithfuls

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

A Monument And A History

Church Of The Holy Spirit, was built on the site of a Ravaged Hindu Damodar Temple in 1565. The Church and the adjoining Seminary were ransacked numerous times by the Muslim Raiders. While the Seminary was moved to Rachol and the Church was rebuilt in 1675. Its white washed Facade flanked by two towers topped by domes and embellished with lanterns, though its side walls have been left unusually bare of lime plaster. The grand interior has a stucco ceiling, a gilded pulpit decorated with carvings of the apostles, a Rococo altar and an elegant Baroque altar, places in the transepts. A place of worship replaced by ancient worship place. There are many reasons to visit this monument, as true history is available behind the construction, where thousands of devotees and their sentiments were hurt.

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Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma5.0/5

4 reviews

Good experience

The experience was very good with very fine management. This is the place which is quite old and can be viewed by most people. I wish can go again to feel the attraction.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

Truly filled with Holy Spirit

As the name suggest ,it is truly filled Holy Spirit. This church is very beautiful. As so as we enter inside this church, it gives us a very clam feeling . Architecture of this church is really good.

D  pavan rao

D pavan rao4.3/5

2 reviews

Serene and peaceful

Spiritually touching. Take time to look at the carvings and the display. Sit and enjoy the peace.



4 reviews

Very nice place and religious too

I liked the place a lot. It was very, very good.



9 reviews

Beautiful structure

This church has a fantastic interior. Beautiful structure.

Mayank maheshwary

Mayank maheshwary4.3/5

2 reviews

Peaceful atmosphere

When you step into the church, all u feel is peace...



3 reviews

Holy Spirit Church!

Beautiful calm church in the heart of Margao near the Old Market.

Sai Gayathri

Sai Gayathri2.5/5

6 reviews

Holy Place

It's a very nice place, in and around of the church. Really a nice place.

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Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao
Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao
Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Church of the Holy Spirit

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