Basilica of Bom Jesus, Panjim

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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. Take a look at our Goa vacation builder to schedule your visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You in Goa. Then this is a must see Basilica, with St.Francis . A beautiful church becomes more alive during its festival time.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Were there during the tour "the whole Goa in one day" (as many, because this tour is the most popular). Ordinary Catholic Church (for those who visited, nothing interesting), interesting only by its location-India. Though many Catholics in Goa and (according to different sources, from 20% to 30%) still difficult to tuck in your head picture: Black Catholic priest leading the service in the temple, around running around barefoot noisy children, Indian incense smell "is posted. And another Indian culture penetrates deeply into Catholic, and there are legends (more similar to fiction): If you bypass the icon clockwise you will have good luck or looking left standing in a particular location can be something there to see, etc. plus old frescoes Hindus decided to restore themselves, and the story line they always gorgeous))) So that those who are caught this Basilica before restoration (this is were we in December 2016) lucky.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is situated in Old Goa. You can visit both churches and museum opposite to each other in one go.  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Good place to visit in Old Goa. One can find guides who know everything about the place and can give adequate information about the place. Nice and well maintained.   The floor is of marble inlaid with precious stones. Apart from the adequate planning to cover the place where the offerings/prayers are done with a thin layer of gold, the interior of the church is simple. The main platform holds the statue of the founder of the society of Jesus. In the Church there are paintings of St. Francis Xavier. The Basillica of Bom Jesus is more than 400 years old and is open to people every day for offering prayers. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity.
  • May 20, 2017
    The Basilica of Bom Jesus has beautiful architecture and very peaceful. It has the relics of St Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa. While you are here you can also visit the Cathedral which is right opposite this church. Please dress modestly as you are visiting a Holy place. You may not be allowed to enter if they find your dress in appropriate.
  • June 20, 2017
    Well maintained ancient church with great architecture. Relics of St. Francis are kept here. This place is very peaceful. There is a small museum attached to this church where some old wooden statues from all over Goa are kept.
  • May 8, 2017
    Historical church. It has ancient Portuguese structures. Always flooded by tourists, mostly from outside India. Calm and peaceful. There's a parking area just outside the church. And one can also find clean drinking water inside as well as outside the church
  • June 9, 2017
    whats there to say about it ?? Its a world heritage site!!! Absolutely Marvelous architecture.. Its supposed to be a church of miracles . Body of Saint Francis Xaviers is preserved here .. Must must place to visit .

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