The St. Cajetan Church, Old Goa

St. Cajetans, Old Goa

This is the most beautiful of all the churches of Old Goa, The church of st. cajetan modeled after the original design of St. Peter church in rome was built in laterite blocks, in the second half of the 17th Century by Italian friars, greek cross on plan. this church is constructed in corinthian style, having a rectangular tower on either side atop the facade to serve as belfry, the niches below have statues of apostles. the interior is divided into a nave ending in a apse and aisles divided by massive corinthian pillar supporting a large circular dome further crowned by a lantern shaped dome of lesser circumference. the aisle end with an octagonal room, serving as sacristy. on the two sides of the apse the rice floral designs on the ribbed vault and a decorative wooden pulpit projecting from the pier are worth mentioning. the main altar, dedicated to our lady of divine providence and the three subsidiary altars with twisted shafts on each side of the hall, having figures of holy family, our lady of piety and other saints including St. Cajetan are exquisitely carved in baroque style.

altar st. Cajetan Old Goa

The main altar of the St. Cajetan's, Old Goa

dome st. cajetan, Old Goa

The dome of St. Cajetan's Church, Old Goa

 

 

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