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old goa, and its wonderful churches

Old Goa Travel Blog

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outside the museam

Travelled to the city of Old Goa, and was stuck down by how gorgeous and awesome the three main churches beamed over me, First off the Basilica of bom, with its towering redish brick, inside this square brick, is the body of the patron st of Goa, Francis Xavier, who's corspe is laid out for all the Goan and catholic pilgrims to come look at, it is said and written that the body of Xavier is still fresh and his corpse reguardly bleeds blood! his right arm was taken to rome, and when presented in front of the then pope, it was said it wrote his name? someone a few years later stole his internal organs and some woman in the late 18th century bit off his toe, which was said to of bleed all the way to her house? but all i saw was a decayed yellowing corpse.

fabulous relics outside the museam
After that i went across to the wonderful white stone church of st francis, which inside was just so peaceful and quiet, tho sadly this church has a bloody history, it was the place of judgement for the poor souls who were caught up in the Goan inquistion, and who brought this inquistion to Goa, but its own Saint Francis Xavier!! Next door to this beautiful but once evil place of worship, is the main Museam, which cost 5r to get in, make sure you have correct change, as the dude on the door is short of change etc! Inside this decent museam, is your usual fare of Coins, stones, Swords, pictures and bits and bobs, all translated into english so you wont have problems wondering what your looking at.  All in all Old goa was a decent place to visit and i was glad i spent a few hours away from the beach. 

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outside the museam
outside the museam
fabulous relics outside the museam
fabulous relics outside the museam
church of St Francis of Assisi
church of St Francis of Assisi
inside  the church of St Francis o…
inside the church of St Francis …
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
the Basilica of Bom Jesus
this contains the body of Saint Fr…
this contains the body of Saint F…
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