Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, Panjim

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Take a trip to the Basilica of Bom Jesus to visit Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. The UNESCO-protected church was consecrated in 1605, making it one of the oldest churches in Goa. Step inside to see the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, one of the founders of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The silver casket containing the saint's remains sits on top of an impressive mausoleum, which took 10 years to construct. Admire the impressive architecture, murals depicting the life of St. Francis Xavier, and the elaborate gilded backdrop of the altar. Walk along the marble floor, inlaid with precious stones. Every 10 years, thousands of devotees flock to the site to see an exhibition of the body of St. Francis Xavier, hoping to benefit from his supposed miraculous healing powers. For Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and beyond, use our Goa trip maker site to get the most from your Goa vacation.
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  • Beautiful and quaint Church!! People get a lot of annoying but in the worth enough!! If you look at those years of masonry, finding the marks!
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  • The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa during Portuguese rules. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The remains of the saint still attract a huge numbe...  more »
  • The Basilica of Bom Jesus has the relics of St. Francis. It is a functional Church and go with modest dress and maintain silence  more »
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