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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa Velha

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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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  • Basilica of Bom Jesus Church is one of the oldest church in Goa. If you love heritage site then you must visit this place. you can spend 1 to 2 hours here. The place is holy and beautiful.  more »
  • Absolutely a beautiful place worth visiting. Please keep in mind that it's a religious place ,avoid shorts and no selfies [Respect].  more »
  • The place is a heritage site and has been classified as an UNESCO world heritage place. It still is a place for praying, has relics of a saint. Photography of people inside is not allowed. No selifes....  more »
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  • The place is amazing! It's a beautiful church. One can also see preserved remains of holy St. Francis Xavier. The church also has an art gallery on first floor. Candles are available outside church. There are two churches constructed parallel to each other.
  • One of the oldest churches and the most serene place. The place is most popular and have been featured in couple of movies. The experience is amazing. Don't expect to click amazing pics easily here, as photography is restricted inside and there are tourist everywhere. Better to visit this place in morning hours, when the crowd is less.
  • An oldest church in Goa with relics of Fr Xavier. Nice infrastructure with old time murals and paintings. Opening time is from 0800hrs to 1800hrs. A special film show is also there with entry ticket of Rs.10/- pp based on St Xavier. Don’t forget to witness a robotics show in church itself. Souvenir shop consist of many items related to St Xavier.
  • This is most famous church in Goa. This is a must visit place in Entire Goa. One of the oldest churches and the most serene place. The place is most popular and have been featured in couple of movies. The experience is amazing. Don't expect to click amazing pics easily here, as photography is restricted inside and there are tourist everywhere. Better to visit this place in morning hours, when the crowd is less.
  • Amazing church in Old Goa with mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier .It is more than 400 years old and is a UNESCO World heritage site. It is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India. Apart from the elaborate gilded altars, the interior of the church is simple. The main altar holds a large statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and one of Francis Xavier's companions.
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