Saint Cajetan Church


One of the most beautiful churches in Goa, this gracious building stands in Old Goa, northeast of the Se Cathedral. Although the Church was originally dedicated to Our Lady of Divine Providence, it is more commonly known as the Church of St. Cajetan, who was a contemporary of St. Francis Xavier and the founder of the Order of monks called the Theatines. It was built with architectural similarities with St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
The facade exhibits superb examples of Corinthian architecture and has four statues of St. Paul, St. Peter, St. John the evangelist and St. Matthew niched within it.
The interior of the church, whilst also Corinthian, shows Baroque, Rococo and Goan influences in the intricately carved and gilded work. The main altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Divine Providence, the patroness of the church.