Churches and convents of Goa World Heritage Site

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Churches and Convents of Goa
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Sé Cathedral holds the miraculous cross and is one of the largest cathedrals in Asia.
LocationGoa, India
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)
Reference234
Inscription1986 (10th session)
Coordinates15°30′8″N 73°54′42″E / 15.50222°N 73.91167°E / 15.50222; 73.91167Coordinates: 15°30′8″N 73°54′42″E / 15.50222°N 73.91167°E / 15.50222; 73.91167
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Churches and convents of Goa is located in India
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Churches and convents of Old Goa is the name given by UNESCO to a set of religious monuments located in Goa Velha (or Old Goa), in the state of Goa, India, which were declared a World Heritage Site[1] in 1986.

Goa was the capital of Portuguese India and Asia and an evangelization center from the sixteenth century. The justifications[1] for the inclusion of religious monuments in Goa in the World Heritage List are: 1) the influence of the monuments in the dissemination of Western art forms – the Manueline styles, Mannerist and Baroque – throughout Asia where Catholic missions were established; 2) the value of the set of monuments of Goa as an exceptional example that illustrates the work of evangelization and 3) the specific value of presence in the Basilica of Bom Jesus of the tomb of Francisco Xavier, which illustrates a major world event: the influence of the Catholic religion in Asia in the modern era.

  1. ^ a b Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Churches and Convents of Goa". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 26 December 2019.

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