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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Churches and Convents of Goa are a World Heritage Site. They are a outstanding representation of the Portuguese architecture, sculpture and painting styles of the 16th to 18th centuries, providing a glimpse into the missionary work in Asia.

Of the 60 churches of Goa inventoried in the 18th century, seven major ones have survived. They include the Sé Cathedral, the Chapel of St Cathedrine, the Church and Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Church of St Cajetan, the Tower of St Augustine, St Gagtan and its seminary, Our Lady of the Rosary, and the Church of Bom Jesus, where the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier rest.


Church of Bom Jesus, Goa
Church of Bom Jesus, Goa
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Churches and Convents of Goa was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N15 30 7.992 E73 54 42.012 in the state of Goa, India
Inscription Year: 1986
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

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