Monday, December 15, 2014

Old Goa Monuments - Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Old Goa Monuments - Church of St. Francis of Assisi
In this final photo post of the Old Goa Monuments series I'm presenting before you the Church of St. Francis of Assisi which lies to the west of Se Cathedral and shares more or less similar external architectural pattern. This church was built in 1661. At present date, the convent of this church has been modified to an Archaeological Museum. The three tier facade of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi has octagonal tower on each side and in the central niche there is a statue of St. Michael. The main entrance of this church is beautifully decorated with circular pilasters and rosette bands. The internal buttress walls separating the chapels and supporting the gallery on top have frescoes exhibiting floral designs. Above the tabernacle in the main altar you'll come across a large statue of St. Francis of Assisi and also another statue of Jesus on the cross. On both sides you can find old painted wooden panels depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Can't really say whether it was due to the lack of much tourists inside or its high artistic quotient, few minutes of stillness inside this church could really rejuvenate my sun-sucked traveling soul! Go to Goa... other than beaches and innocent naughtiness keep some time for these splendid monuments too.
Old Goa Monuments - Church of St. Francis of Assisi

4 comments:

  1. Good one. Since the Goa series has come to an end, i am eagerly waiting for a new photo series to start.
    Never knew Goa had such architectural beauty. I have only heard about the beaches and parties!

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    1. Yes... Goa has everything for everybody :-))
      Thanks Manogna for dropping by :-)

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  2. The second picture speaks for its magnificence!

    Waiting for your Konark series... :-)

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    1. Thanks Maniparna... Yes, Konark+Puri will flood the blog soon :-P

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