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Xavier's Mission: Churches and Convents of Goa. ©NHK 1986
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Xavier's Mission: Churches and Convents of Goa

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Summary/Historical Context

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Historic monuments
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Goa
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Bom Jesus

The 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.

Place/country: India
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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