The St. Augustine Church is one of the oldest churches built in Goa by 12 Augustian monks who arrived in Goa on 3rd September 1572. The construction of the church was completed in 1602 AD.
Sadly, this church and the adjoining convent are in ruins due to the ban on religious orders passed by the Portuguese government. The only significant remnant is the Bell tower that too without the bell. Even the church bell was initially shifted to Fort Aguada Lighthouse and later found a permanent place in the Church of Immaculate Conception in Panaji where it is working till date.
The other churches of architectural magnificence and antiquity in Goa include the St. Cajetan Church, Lady of the Mount of Carmel Church, St. Anthony's church, Reis Magos church, Church of St. Alex, St. Anne's church etc.
Dada Vaidya Road, Panjim, India
Suggested duration: 2 About 2 to 3 hours.
Open and Closing Time
7.30 AM and 8.30 AM
Fee - No Entry Fee
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Hotels available near St. Augustine Church
Distance between Church Of Saint Augustine Church and Panjim is 6.8 miles or 5.9 nautical miles
St. Augustine's inviting promenades also contain tucked away places to stay. For those looking to stay in the Old Town, spas, resorts, and lodges are available. Those who don't mind being just a stroll away from the Old Town will be able to find quality inns and guesthouses for a fraction of the price, and even closer to St. Augustine's beach.
The church had a sprawling vault (roof), which eventually collapsed and so did three of its four empowering towers. Its only remaining tower, a four-story-high structure, 46 m in height, built of laterite, looms large on the complex.
The ruins of St. Augustine Church also known as Nossa Senhora da Graca Church are a very popular tourist attraction and one of the most spectacular monuments in Goa. The St. Augustine Church was considered to be one of the greatest of three Augustinian churches. Now, only the ruins of the front portion of the church and magnificent tower remain. Today most of the remaining buildings and churches are maintained by the Archeological Survey of India and the church services are maintained by the Archdiocese of Goa.