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It is not unusual to find a temple in the Maratha style, with a clear plan and a dome Islamic Christian! Such contradictions summarize the history of Goa, the conquerors and settlers who came and made it their home. They brought with them their languages, customs, architectural expression, and to integrate more easily into the existing traditions.

The churches of Old Goa, built in the ages 16 and 17, are basically in the Baroque and Renaissance, with some Gothic touches. However, the interiors are all derived from European elements as well as India. SeCathedral Church, the largest in Asia is a great example of form.

Basilica of Bom Jesus - dedicated to baby Jesus, are the most famous churches in Goa. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier kept in a rich casket are enshrined here.

Se Cathedral - is the most imposing church of Goa - its vaulted interior overwhelms the visitors with its absolute greatness. The churches of St. Francis of Assisi has in its interior is illustrated with exquisite paintings. San Cayetano Church was built in the style of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary - is one of the first churches built in Goa. There are more temples in Goa are important churches Mangueshi Manguesh temple, Mardol Mahals Temple, Shanta Durga Temple in Kavlem.not too many mosques in Goa - the most important is the Jama Masjid at Sanguem. Another notable mosque in Goa is the Safa Masjid at Ponda Shahouri.

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