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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

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Must see · 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 was a huge crowd due to some auspicious day. We were not allowed entry even into the premise due to Covid.  more »
  • Awesome place we like very mach and one best place in goa to visit in goa. Biggest and old church in goa with beautiful look and awesome gurden  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.

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