Churches in Goa - The 'Rome of East'
Get drenched in some religious effervesce in the Churches of Goa that have created some niche in the world. A look at these architectural domains of Lord will make you realize that attractions of Goa are not restricted merely to the pristine beaches and exotic nightlife. Visiting Goa for its splendid churches is a perfect holiday idea. This 'Rome of the East' is known for its quaintness and aromatic culture. Tourist from all over the world come to savor the religious stroke of Goa that resides in its beautiful churches - the epitome of the social, cultural and religious life of the Goans. Achieving an international repute, the architectural structure of these churches will give a clear indication of an amalgamation of multi - culture that prospered on this land. They are the quiet but emphatic attester of the intense religious history of the diverse population that were fostered here. Strolling through the Old Goa will bring you with some of the most unique pilgrimage center in Goa. Today this part of the state along with its churches is a site of world heritage. The cities of Goa have been bestowed with many holistic and colorful pieces of architecture and speak a lot about the aura of the ancient Goa. The most famous halt while taking the tour of the Goa churches, will be the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The most exciting highlight of this church is the mortal remains of St Francis, a patron saint, which is kept inside the church. Though religiousness can be felt at anytime of the year or day, but the ideal time to visit this church is on 6th of December when the annual feast of St. Xavier is held.
House of the Lords Echoes During the Festive Celebrations
In Goa - feasts and churches are inseparable contexts and when one is discussed, other follows. There is the Church of Lady of Immaculate Conception that too is a very important tourist attraction. Talking of the church attractions of the state you cannot miss the Se Cathedral which is the largest church in Asia. Another important church that you cannot avoid is the Church of our Lady of Rosary that is one of the oldest church in the state. Besides these, there are manier chapels and churches that one must visit. In fact it is said that in Goa, there is a church at every corner of the street, all you need is to become an ardent explorer. The best time to visit Goa is during the various feasts that adds zest in these worshipped structures. They are the grand occasions when the Goan people comes into the real exuberant and festive mood. Attending the morning or evening mass at these churches is invigorating. These churches are located in juxtaposition and are thus easily accessible for the tourists.
One must come to visit churches in Gao that have stood fairly over periods of time. Spending some quiet moments in realm of God is the idealistic way to rejuvenate your body and soul. It will help you to discover the truths of a noteworthy period of religious activities on the shores of Goa.