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About St. Pauls Church

The St. Paul’s Church is located on Diu Island, on the west coast of India, a Union Territory of India. Diu got here underneath the manipulate of Portuguese colonists in early 16th century. The St. Paul’s Church, named after St. Paul, the Apostle of Jesus additionally known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, remains a functioning church and one of the 3 churches in Diu constructed with the aid of the Portuguese. It is taken into consideration one of the high-quality examples of baroque structure in India. The church is placed at the mouth of the Gulf of Cambay and its construction is dated to 1601 AD.

Built inside the fashion of a similar basilica church particularly, the Bom Jesus Basilica at Goa, its creation become finished in 1610 AD and committed to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The Church is stated to be an revolutionary layout of Jesuit structure, usual to India. The unique factor is the facade, which has elaborate ornament vis-a-vis its plain walls. Although the frontal elevation of the church is a replica of the Bom Jesus Basilica, the church dispenses with a further 1/3 storey and additionally the cubicles created by means of the buttresses, as seen inside the Bom Jesus Church.

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