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Churches of Goa - Spiritual Walking Tour

Goa is also popularly known as the “Rome of East” especially because of its magnificent Churches. Walk around this rich place that is riddled with history and heritage, gain insight from the 15th-century churches to monasteries lying in ruins.

Explore the historic Churches of Goa and experience the glimpse of Portuguese Era, various religious faiths and their prime importance for the locals. Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sé Cathedral, the largest church in Asia, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Archaeological Museum, Kristu Kala Mandir Art Gallery, Adil Shah Palace Gateway, Viceroy’s Arch, Statue of Jesus, Church of St Cajetan and enjoy the excellent views of the Mandovi River and Divar Island.

The storyteller guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about the places.

Starting Point:
Basilica of Bom Jesus

End Point:
Church of St Cajetan, Velha

Morning Tour: 9 AM to 11 AM

Evening Tour: 2 PM to 4 PM

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  • What's included :
    • Highly trained and friendly Storyteller/ Guide who can speak English & Hindi
    • Entries to all the Churches of Old Goa
    • Great conversations to explore religious aspect, beliefs and local importance
    • Transport to places on this tour if any required
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Pickup and Drop
    • Water Bottle
    • Entry fee to any site or museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Goa Velha 403402 India

    The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located is a part of the Churches and convents of Goa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. 'Bom Jesus is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization. The church is India's first minor basilica and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Off National Highway 4, Goa Velha, Goa 403110, India

    The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India. In 1964, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Goa was converted into a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India. In this church remains and paintings of Hindu temple sculptures from Goa were stored.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Se Cathedral, Old Goa, Panjim India

    The word Sé is Portuguese for See. The Se Cathedral was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Adil Shah Palace Gateway, Goa Velha, Goa 403110, India

    With its sloping tiled roofs, carved stone coats of arms and wooden verandahs, the stalwart secretariat looks typically colonial, it is Panjim’s oldest surviving building. It was originally The Summer Palace of Goa's 16th-century Muslim ruler, Adil Shah. Later, the Portuguese converted it into a temporary rest house for the territory's Governors and then a residence for the Viceroy.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Church of St. Cajetan, Goa Velha, Goa 403402, India

    The church was completed in 1661 and is part of the World Heritage Site, Churches and convents of Goa. The church is considered to have been modeled on the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The church is in the form of a Greek cross and has a large dome with Latin inscriptions from the Gospel of Matthew on its inside.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402, India
    Return Detail :
    Church of St. Cajetan, Goa Velha, Goa 403402, India
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children below 5 years of age are allowed for free
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-106330P226

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