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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa Velha

World heritage site · Architectural Building · Religious Site
A World Heritage Site, Basilica of Bom Jesus serves as the final resting place for widely revered Saint Francis Xavier. Consecrated in 1605, the church and its grand mausoleum housing the canonized Roman Catholic missionary are considered a landmark in Christian architecture. As you approach India's first minor basilica you will be struck by the simplicity of its Jesuit Baroque architecture, looming over the historic streets of Old Goa. Inside, an ornate gilded altarpiece greats you with a warm glow, to the right of which the mortal body of the saint lies, enshrined in the church since 1622. Add Basilica of Bom Jesus to your Goa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Goa day trip planning tool.
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  • There is extremely strict dress code for people which was neither told by the hotel staff nor taxi driver..A tourist would not know of it.At the gates 4-5 people are there to check dress code.Women.....  more »
  • Body of St Francis Xavier is kept in this church, so you can get a glimpse of is face.There's dress code and timings upto 4 pm only with a break in between for lunch. Also there is a museum in the...  more »
  • The reverence and low murmur of tourist in the church just spoke volumes. St Francis xavier basilica in old Goa, is part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. A must visit....  more »
  • Visiting the Basilica was the best and pleasing experience of all my visit in Goa. One of the world's Heritage site marked by UNESCO. It's calm, Peaceful and blessed. It's 300 years old with Roman Catholic built by Portuguese. It has the Basilica of St.Francis Xavier's and is ornamented with Gold. The entrance is inscribed with all the detailing of that times.
  • Don't miss this place if you are in Goa. One of the best tourist attraction in Goa. Very Pleasant and calm place, I insist you to take guide if you are really interested to know about the past of the place and the body. good playing area for kids, must visit the shops near the church to buy souvenirs. Truste me people you will not regret this place.
  • Beautiful place from from Goa is all about beautiful churches and old architectures were you can see the beauty of old vintage builds holy place. Old church is a Heritage place with Architecture, Historical Churches, Pilgrimage and lots of History behind. Most of the attractions are just nearby to each other and within Minutes range.
  • Known as - Old Goa church. A must visit if you are in Goa, some restrictions are there like - Shorts are not allowed inside the church. Ambience is very good, morning time like during - 7am to 9 am is good to visit here
  • Beautiful old church and grounds. Highly recommend visiting. Lots of crowds so go with patience. Nice scriptures inside. Worth a read.

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