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Chapel of St. Cajetan


Chapel of St. Cajetan, GoaChapel of St. Cajetan, the only church of Goa dedicated to the Holy Family eminent for the inscription of "My House Is A House Of The Words Of Christ". The Church of St. Cajetan, a simple 3-minute walk from Se Cathedral, Visited by devotees of all sect, creed, class and religion. It is a three storeyed Convent known for its Corinthian columns and pilasters of massive proportion. Architecturally this magnificent construction is an example of animated magic of exquisite craftsmanship, highly praised as the essence of many churches.

To serve as belfry the façade has two towers, built of laterite blocks and lime plasters. There are six altars apart from the major one, honored to our lady of divine providence. The two-octagonal quarters having domical tops on either side of the prime altar provides as the sacristy. These altars are generously impressed and gilded in Baroque style with warped rays and shapes of angles controlling in each. There also have an adorned timber podium foretelling from one of the piers. In the crossing, there exists a square raised platform that serves as a pulpit.

The church also festooned with a tank, deliberately planned by the architect to afford a better constancy to the structure. Italian friars made the church of the Order of Theatines who were sent by the Pope Urban III to sermon the Christianity in the kingdom of Golconda. Chapel of St. Cajetan is a small church as compared to other Christian places of worship but occupies a dominant role in making Goa a highly tourist destination.
                       
The time schedule for the visitors of the basilica Bom Jesus is from 6 am to 6:30 pm. Everyday. The adornment in true Bquearo method complete with curves and embellishments, its design was inspired from St. Paul church. The portico of Basilica of Bom Jesus is a visual glee pompous a mixture of Ionic, Doric and Corinthian styles in the columns. Admired for the mortal remains of Goa's patron St. Francis Xavier, church of Bom Jesus is a world-class spot of Christian devotees.




 
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