Churches and Convents of Goa



CountryIndia
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationState of Goa
CoordinatesN15 30 7.992 E73 54 42.012
Inscription Date1986
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number234
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/234
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=234
DescriptionThe churches and convents of Goa, the former capital of the Portuguese Indies – particularly the Church of Bom Jesus, which contains the tomb of St Francis-Xavier – illustrate the evangelization of Asia. These monuments were influential in spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art in all the countries of Asia where missions were established.
StatusWorld Heritage Site