Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi | India

Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa, India. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to a plague.

In 1517 eight Portuguese friars landed in Goa and founded the Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi and an adjacent convent for them to reside. In 1661 the building was reconstructed in its present form, with Baroque interiors.

Churches and Convents of Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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