Santa Monica Church
16 Dec 2014 | From Akshita of India
This is my second postcard featuring an artwork of Mario de Miranda, India's most popular cartoonist and illustrator. The postcard showcases the Santa Monica Church which is located in Goa, India. Located adjacent to the Chapel of St. Anthony on the Holy Hill or Monte Santo, the Church and the Convent of St. Monica was Goa's only convent for nuns. Construction of this massive nunnery started in 1606 and reached completion in 1627. The Church and the Convent of St Monica is acclaimed as the first nunnery of the East.
The external architecture of the St. Monica church is an amalgamation of the Tuscan, Corinthian and composite styles, while its interior blends the Doric and composite styles.