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Goan Churches - A Heritage Experience(2 Nights)

Dabolim, Panjim, Dabolim

for Inbound Traveller, Heritage Traveller

Holiday Overview

Basillica of Bom Jesus
Church of St Francis of Asissi
Church of Saint Cajetao in Old Goa (Photo Courtesy: Sebastianjude)
Se Cathedral (Photo Courtesy: Danny Burke)
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Photo Courtesy: Vegpuff)

Goa is renowned for its Portuguese era churches that are renowned for its architecture and character. The getaway offers guests an insight into all major churches of the area.

Route

Panjim(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Panjim. Visit Old Goa to visit Churches in Old Goa
  • Day-2 Visit Churches in North Goa
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Panjim - Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (1.00 kms), Shrine Of The Holy Cross Bambolim (5.00 kms), Church of Reis Magos (7.50 kms), Basillica of Bom Jesus (10.00 kms), Church of St Francis of Asissi (10.00 kms), Church of Our Lady of Miracles (10.00 kms), Church of St Cajetan (10.00 kms), Se Cathedral (10.00 kms), Church of St Anne (30.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Dabolim Departure - Dabolim
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional day will allow guests to visit Churches in South Goa.

Distances
  • Dabolim to Panjim -31 kms (1 hrs)
  • Panjim to Dabolim -31 kms (1 hrs)
Route

Dabolim - Panjim(2) - Dabolim

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Panjim. Visit Old Goa to visit Churches in Old Goa  Arrive at Panjim. Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony (Goa was freed from Portuguese rule in early 1960s), is home to several Portuguese Roman Catholic Churches, some of them renowned for the Baroque architecture, a building style of the Baroque era, begun in late sixteenth century Italy. Visit Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception at Panjim (One of the most oldest and impressive churches in Goa). Visit Old Goa (15 kms). Se Cathedral in Old Goa is believed to be the largest Church in India and the most impressive of Churches in Goa. Set in Old Goa, a UNESCO heritage site, Se Cathedral's tower houses a large bell known as the "Golden Bell" which is one of the largest. Visit Basillica of Bom Jesus (Old Goa), Church of St Francis of Asissi (Old Goa), Church of St Cajetan(Old Goa) alongwith.

Day-2 Visit Churches in North Goa Visit Churches in North Goa such as Church of Reis Magos (Between North Goa and Panjim), Church of Our Lady of Miracles (Mapusa), Church of St Anne (Talaulim), Shrine Of The Holy Cross Bambolim (near Panjim). Time permitting, undertake a short walk in the evening on the heritage bylanes of Panjim.

Day-3 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Panjim :

  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was built around 1514 and one of the first Churches in Goa and Panjim and is an example baroque craftmanship.

  • Shrine Of The Holy Cross Bambolim - Shrine of Holy Cross at Bambolim s a revered local pilgrimage visited by Hindus and Chirstians alike. Pilgrims pay obeisance to the Holy Cross by offering garlands of flowers, candles or cash.

  • Church of Reis Magos - Church of Reis Magos was built on 1555, is set on the right bank of the Mandovi River. It is dedicated to the Three Magic Kings. Three viceroys who died while on service in Goa are buried here. Every 6 January, the feast of Reis Magos is celebrated here.

  • Basillica of Bom Jesus - The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika (Portuguese: Baslica do Bom Jesus) is located in North Goa, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier

  • Church of St Francis of Asissi - The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India

  • Church of Our Lady of Miracles - Church of our lady of Miracles In Mapusa, this church was built in 1594 and has a Baroque facade.

  • Church of St Cajetan - Church of St Cajetan (1656) is part of World heritage site area of Old Goa and one even though its small is inspired by the Basilica of St Peter in Rome

  • Se Cathedral - Se Cathedral (1631) is part of Old Goa, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the tallest and largest heritage structures in Goa. The massive structure took about 62 years to complete.

  • Church of St Anne - Church Dedicated to St Ana (1695), the grandmother of Jesus Christ and Goas one of the best Baroque style church.

Destination Overview

Dabolim - Dabolim lies on nothern tip of South Goa near Vasco and home to only Airport in Goa.

Panjim - Panjim is the state capital of Goa and known for its promenades, heritage walks, clean streets, lots of restaurants and few beaches around it.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageDabolim
Prefered Departure : No ImageDabolimNo ImageVasco da Gama(8kms), Karmali(24kms), Madgaon(25kms)
Distances
  • Dabolim to Panjim -31 kms (1 hrs)
  • Panjim to Dabolim -31 kms (1 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Old Goa Expereince

Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa (10 kms from Panjim) in 16th – 18th Century. The remains more

Churches in Goa

Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony (Goa was freed from Portuguese rule in early 1960s), is home more

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Distances
  • Dabolim to Panjim -31 kms (1 hrs)
  • Panjim to Dabolim -31 kms (1 hrs)

Expert Speak

Goa may be known for its beaches and luxury resorts, however for a heritage traveler, Churches in Goa represent a definitive experience. Goa, an erstwhile some of the churches are renowned for the Baroque architecture.

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