Monday, June 20, 2016

St. Paul’s Church, Diu

A tour of Diu is not complete without visiting the magnificent St. Paul’s Church. It was built in 1600 A.D. by the Jusuits as seminary and was subsequently rebuilt in 1807 A.D.


The church dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The most attractive part of the the church is its impressive Gothic facade considered to be the most elaborate of any of the Portuguese churches of India. 


 The front elevation or facade of the church is very detailed.


The interior of the church is decorated with intricately carved very beautiful wood work.




The altar has the statue of St. Mary. carved out of a single piece of Burmese teak  Its interior has elaborate and impressive design with delicate volutes and shell.

15 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Awesome

Siddhartha Joshi said...

It's indeed a lovely church Rajesh...

AJEYA RAO said...

Very intricate and beautiful. I have never visited Diu, I think I must fir this in, during my next trip to Mumbai.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures.

NIRMALYA said...

beautiful to capture

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous architecture!

indah nuria Savitri said...

it's a beautiful church indeed :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Did not realize that the Jesuits had been in your country. Interesting. It is a beautiful church,

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful and ornate interiors.

Worth a Thousand Words

Al said...

That is a wonderful church, great shots.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Its magnificent indeed....

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Trubes said...

Truly and simply beautiful church,
Thanks for sharing,

Di,
ABCW team.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos of a beautiful cathedral ~

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Nora said...

What a wonderful church. I love the first picture and the interior. You are so lucky to go to see it.

Roger Owen Green said...

Ah, the CROSS!
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