A brief history
The churches and cathedrals in Goa have their own charm as they have beautiful architecture and are very elegant looking. They provide a very fascinating felling for the visitors from all over the nation.
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The St. Monica Church and Convent in Goa is one such church which has always been a center of attraction for its unique history.
This is an enormous three storied building and its construction was started in 1606 and completed in 1627. It was earlier known as the Royal Monastery because of the royal patronage.
Now this building is used as a nunnery which was commenced in the year 1964.
Location: Holy Hill, Old Goa, Panjim, Goa.
Architecture of the building
St. Monica Church and Convent in Goa is built with the laterite and firstly plastered with the lime. It has a square shape with a huge inner courtyard.
There a number of cells and halls which are reminiscent of the old patronage of the church. The domed part of the church is elegantly and dexterously painted. These are decorated with the paintings of flowers and some of the scenes from the Holy Bible.
The St. Monica Church and Convent in Goa is one of the rarest evidence of the aesthetic perception of the architecture and is still able to captivate the visitors by its beauty and elegance which is quite becoming to its architectural stance.
Despite of its destruction in a fire in the year 1636 it was re-built the
next year. The Church and Convent of St. Monica in Goa have eleven chapels.
This church is dedicated to St. Mary.
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