Churches - A fairly large proportion of the Goans of north Goa are Roman Catholics as can be ascertained by their Portuguese surnames.

 
   
   
   
     
   
   
     
 

The churches shown here are in magnificent surroundings and as can be seen there are no other buildings in the vicinity. One of the churches in Old Goa- the basilica of Bom Jesus has the mummified remains of St. Francis Xavier and is a place of pilgrimage to many Roman Catholics. The Portuguese and many of the affluent Goans built their houses in an architectural style reminiscent of the old quarter of Lisbon. However local materials like Laterite stone and Oyster shells ( for window panes) were used in abundance. Glass was not manufactured locally in those days

 
   
 
   
     
     
   
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