Goa is arguably India’s most popular party destination. Its wonderful beaches and vibrant nightlife draw in tourists all year round from all corners of the earth. However, there is a lot more to Goa than beaches and parties. Take its churches for example. They stand as epitomes of marvelous architecture and provide the most peaceful ambiance for visitors. Be it the meticulous work on the walls and sculptures or the history associated with them, Goa’s churches are a delight. Here are 5 churches of Goa that you absolutely must visit at least once. Also Read - Marathi Language Day 2020: Govt to Table Bill For Making Marathi Compulsory in Schools Today

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

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This 17th century church is one of Goa’s oldest structures. Located in Panaji, the church is a popular landmark and appears on many Goa postcards. Church square, where is the church is located, is popular among riders who frequent Goa and take trips from the north side of the state all the way to the south. Also Read - Sara Ali Khan Rides Modified Tuk-Tuk as Brother Ibrahim Ali Khan Sits Back During Goa Vacay, Pictures go Viral

Se Cathedral


Se Cathedral is perhaps the most popular church in Old Goa. Its magnificent architecture as well as grand interior decor has garnered the attention of many a tourist. Built to commemorate the victory of Afonso Albuquerque, Se Cathedral is known to be the largest church in Asia. It is the Cathedral of the Archbishop of Goa.

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Bom Jesus Basilica

Bom Jesus Basilica

Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, drawing in visitors all through the year. Its remarkable baroque architecture has come to be appreciated by many.

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Church of St Francis of Assisi

Goa’s only church that also contains a museum with artefacts and sculptures, St. Francis of Assisi church in north Goa stands as a marvellous piece of Baroque and Corinthian architecture. Its frescoes in particular have been hugely appreciated.

Church of St. Cajetan

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One of Goa’s most beautiful churches, Church of St. Cajetan is known for its resemblance to Rome’s St. Peter’s church. Located in Velha, the church stands in a clean and green complex. Its architecture shows Corinthian influences and is admired by visitors.

So, on your next Goa trip, give the beaches a break and pay your respects at one of the beaches mentioned above.