India - Churches and Convents of Goa

"The churches and convents of Goa, the former capital of the Portuguese Indies – particularly the Church of Bom Jesus, which contains the tomb of St Francis-Xavier – illustrate the evangelization of Asia. These monuments were influential in spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art in all the countries of Asia where missions were established." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Map of Goa and Basilica of Bom Jesus. Thanks to Dominic of Goa, India.

Postcard 2
Old Goa Church - Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of St Francis Xavier. The feast of St. Xavier is celebrated on December 3 annually. Thanks to Dessai of Goa, India. Postcard was sent on June 17, 2013 and arrived in Penang Island on June 25, 2013.

Postcard 3
Sunset view of Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa, India. Thanks to Slywia of Poland.

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