Cathedral of Bom Jesu, Daman

3.9
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Daman
Admire elaborate woodwork at Cathedral of Bom Jesu, an old Christian shrine and testimony of Portuguese colonial presence within a historic fort. An early baroque piece with beige painted walls with white borders, this imposing structure has very high roof with. The church features a huge exquisitely carved wooden altar painted in gold and violet colors, and intricately designed statues of saints. Established in 1559 by the Portuguese, the present-day structure was constructed in 1603 in Romanesque style with carved gateways and lavishly ornate interiors with lofty ceiling. Services are held in English and Portuguese. Put Cathedral of Bom Jesu at the forefront of your travel plans using our Daman trip maker app .
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  • Had visited this historic church a long back ago. This church is located inside the Moti Daman Fort in Daman and is under the Archdiocese of Goa, Daman and Diu. This church was built by the Portuguese...  more »
  • There are just a very few spots in Daman which a non-alcoholic prude would enjoy. Thankfully most of these spots are close to each other in the Moti Daman fort area. Bom Jesus cathedral is a beautiful...  more »
  • The place is quiet and peaceful but needs serious repairs and upliftment in general. Its a nice place to visit if you are nearby.  more »
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  • "The Church of Bom Jesus is an old shrine, located in the Moti Daman region of Daman. One of the most imposing historical and religious edifices of the city, this church reflects the colonial influences the town has had in the past. Established in AD 1559, this parish was finally consecrated as a church in AD 1603, when the Portuguese reign in Daman was in its initial years. Flaunting exquisite Roman style of architecture, this church is a fine specimen of the brilliant engineering artistry of the Portuguese. The intricately carved gateways, artistically adorned interiors and wooden altars of this shrine are at their glorious best, even after several years. Six statues of revered saints, which are highly aesthetic in appeal, can be found on the southern entrance of this church. Both tourists and devotees visit the Church of Bom Jesus in large numbers throughout the year, especially during Christian festivals.
  • Beautiful church inside the Moti Daman Fort area, very well maintained too. The entrance gate looks great. There is a small park in front of it.
  • Ask the local people regarding place of attraction and how to visit... We went full round and round searching for light house by google map.. And also some construction work is going on...
  • More than 400 years old church. It a peaceful place Prayer is offered regularly
  • It’s an old church in moti daman. The interiors are not that impressive as the exteriors. But since there are only few places to go in Daman except the beach it’s good to explore this place too.
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