Cajetan Church

St Cajetan Church, Old Goa

St. Cajetan Church is one of the most beautiful Church of Goa and is graciously built with the architectural similar to the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It also has the superb example of the Corintan style and is graciously built with the stands in Old Goa and the few things which makes it exemplary with the people visiting it in large numbers and which must view in large number people still flock to see the structure due to these many reasons:

Statues of St. Peter, St. Paul along with St. John and St. Matthew which is built in a facade

Hemispherical with the Dome and the reminiscent of St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

It has twin quadrangular Belfry towers

The four pillars with arches supporting the Cupola

Verses from the Gospel of Matthew which is inscribed around the Cupola

The main altar with beautifully carved altarpiece which depicts the Our Lady of Divine Providence

Paintings of the life of St. Cajetan which adorns the walls and pillars

Main Altar with the beautifully carved altarpiece which depicts the Lady of Divine Providence

The Church was built by the Italian Monks of the Order of Theatines in 1665 and is crowned with the huge hemisphirical dome which is built just like pattern of Roman Churches and thus people love to visit this structure.

St. Cajetan Church is located at old Goa city, north Goa which was built in 1661. It was design by D. Pedro which was an Italian architect. Although, local people was deny to build this convent and hospital at old Goa city but D. Pedro received a permission from Portugal King. Near of this church also has a Viceregal Palace ruin.

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 19.6 20.5 23.2 25.6 26.3 24.7 24.1 24.0 23.8 23.8 22.3 20.6
Average High (℃) 31.6 31.5 32.0 33.0 33.0 30.3 28.9 28.8 29.5 31.6 32.8 32.4

Visit Information:-

Location: Old Goa

Ferry Terminal: Old Goa (0.2 KM)

UNESCO World Heritage Site: from 1986

Nearest Bus Stop: Old Goa

Nearest Railway Station: Karmali (5 KM)

Distance From:-

Dabolim Airport: 42.0 KM

Panjim City: 18.4 KM

Madgaon City: 47.4 KM