Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Old Goa", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.