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. [More Details]
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.