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Location : Old Goa
Built In : 1656
Style of Architecture : Italian renaissance with Baroque
Feast Day : August 7

The Church of St. Cajetan - A Miracle In White

St. Cajetan Church
St. Cajetan Church

There are many things that will make your jaw drop in India. The Church of St. Cajetan, a mere 3-minute walk from Se Cathedral, is indeed one of them. Some Italian monks of the Theatine Order (1656-1700) built this diminutive domed church on the lines of the Roman Basilica of St. Peter. Even though it is small as compared to other Christian places of worship in Goa, architecturally, it is applauded as the epitome of many churches. Visited by devotees of all sect and creed, the elegant, three storeyed Convent of St. Cajetan is known for its Corinthian coloumns and pilasters of gigantic proportion. Spare out some time to visit this magnificent construction, an animated magic of exquisite craftsmenship.

The Church

Interestingly, the external architecture is Corinthian whereas the interiors are adorned in a Mosaic-Corinthian way. In keeping with the general rule of the Theatine order, it has no separate towers, but turrets. The church has a nave and two side aisles with a Baroque interior richly ornamented with gilded altars and rare paintings. Instead of being classical in style, as suggested by the facade, the motifs are tempered by native art. The pulpit in the Rococo style, is a showpiece of Goan craftsmenship. The cupola indeed presents a majestic appearance, and because of the windows right around the dome, the interior of the church is always bright! Step into the nave and you can see an exquisite altar, unsurpassable in execution and design. Under this altar, you can see a crypt with a vault. Moreover, the covered well inside the alcove attests that it was once the site of a Hindu temple.

Drive Your Way

The Church of St. Cajetan is a three mins walk from the Se Cathedral, to the right of the Viceroy's Arch and beyond the gate of Yusuf Adil Shah's Palace in Old Goa. This serene, secluded patch of Old Goa is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River in east Tiswadi Taluka in Central Goa. Drive comfortably on NH 4A, which begins as the Ribander Causeway, runs east along the Mandovi River, through the rustic and continues south-east to Ponda. For more tourist related information contact GTDC, Old Goa Tourist Hotel, behind Police Station, near Gandhi statue.

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Top 5 Highlights of St. Cajetan Church

St Cajetan Church

A Marvel In White Marble
When in Old Goa for a holiday vacation, visit to the Church of St. Cajetan. Nestling in the picturesque quarters of Old Goa, the church is built on the lines of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

Behold The Impressive Architecture
The Church displays an impressive signature of Baroque art in its Corinthian coloumns and pilasters of gigantic proportion. Wander around the church precincts and you will be amazed to see how Italian renaissance architecture comes to life before your eyes.

Join Your Hands To Pray
The Feast that attracts several devotees from all over the state on August 7 is unique in its own way. Try to be a part of the congregation during your holiday stay in Old Goa.

Standing on A Temple
The Church of St. Cajetan houses an exquisite altar that is a pleasure to every devotee and tourist. Walk inside the nave and you can also see beautiful motifs embellishing its colossal walls, walls that are built on a Hindu temple site.

Pick Up A Few Religious Artifacts
While on your return from the Church, remember to shop for a few interesting religious artifacts made by the local craftsmen of Old Goa. Beside inspiring an awe for the images they create, these exquisite items can be comfortably used for interior decoration.

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