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Churches and Convents of Goa
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: -
Date of Inscription: 1986
Location: Asia, India, State of Goa
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Six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Other languages: Hindi
Description: The churches and convents of Goa (the previous capital of the Portuguese Indies) illustrate the process of Christianization of Asia, especially the Church of Bom Jesus, which holds St Francis-Xavier’s tomb. These monuments contribute to the influential proliferation of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art in all the Asian countries which experiences mission establishing. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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