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As they came in great numbers to South India, the Christians of remote Europe set up basilicas and cathedrals, copying their architecture on the rich Portuguese style. More modest, hundreds of churches were also built all along the south-west of the country. Under the influence of Dominicans, Jesuits and Franciscans, the catholic religion developped itself particularly in the states of Kerala and Goa. The architectural heritage of the catholic church presents several facets today, from the imposing churches of Old Goa to the modest chapels of isolated villages. The ornamentation which one can discover there often mixes the Indian culture's exuberance with the Christian iconography.