St. Paul's Church Diu, Daman and Diu

The St. Paul's Church is named after St Paul, the Apostle of Jesus and also the Apostle of the Gentiles. The whole church was constructed by the Portuguese when they had come to India for trading. Daman and Diu was mainly a Portuguese colony and in many of the buildings built during that time one could easily say that it was highly influenced by the Portuguese style of architecture. It was built some 409 years ago, on 1614 and is quite old.

The St. Paul's Church is said to have been built in the baroque style of architecture and also considered to be one of the best example of such style. On studying it a bit closely, one would find a number of similarities with the Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa. Hence, it could be said that the St Paul’s church is somewhat inspired from the basilica in Goa.

The interior of the St. Paul's Church is as gorgeous as it is on the outside. The interior is intricately designed and carved with good woodwork which makes it one of the most famous churches to be built in the Portuguese style. The facade is also to be known as one of its kind as the design is quite elaborate and different than the other types of churches. All these aspects together make it a completely different and unique church. It is certainly one of the must visits.

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St. Paul's Church Diu open at 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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