Church of St. Francis of Assisi
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi monument is a Roman Catholic Church located in Old Goa. This monument houses a convent and was established in the year 1517 by Portuguese friars who landed at Goa.
This monument was a small place of worship and built as a chapel which was later modified into a church. This building was then replaced by the current magnificent structure in 1661.
The interior of the monument is majestically designed in Baroque style with rich Corinthian features. The main altar includes a rich ornate niche with four evangelists. It also holds a statue of St. Francis and that of the crucified Christ. The interior is carved in wood, painted and sculpted to depict the work of St. Francis of Assisi.
In 1964, the Archeological survey of India set up a museum in the premises of the monument that contain paintings, artifacts and sculptures that stand as a proof to Goa’s rich and great history.
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Way to Reach
By Air :
The nearest airport is the Dabolim international airport with a distance of 26 kilometers from the monument.
By Train :
The Madgaon railway station is situated 33 kilometers away from the monument and is the nearest railway station.
By Road :
Goa being a state with good roadways makes travel easy anywhere and the monument can be easily reached by road.