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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

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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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  • The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a Roman Catholic basilica. It is both a pilgrimage centre and also the most iconic monument of all the churches and convents of Goa, recognised by UNESCO as a World... 
    The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a Roman Catholic basilica. It is both a pilgrimage centre and also the most iconic monument of all the churches and convents of Goa, recognised by UNESCO as a World...  more »
  • One of the most sacred places for Catholics in India. A must in Goa and during the exposition of the body of St Francis Xavier👍. 
    One of the most sacred places for Catholics in India. A must in Goa and during the exposition of the body of St Francis Xavier👍.  more »
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  • Beautiful sacred place to visit. This place is one of the UNESCO world heritage site which has a great importance because of its historical story. This is one of the oldest church. It's story is very interesting. Do read the story before going to the place. Timings are 8.30 am to 5 pm. You can visit here without any entry fee and see the beautiful architecture and beauty of this place. Please don't take pictures inside the church as it holds sacred and historical importance. You can take pictures outside the church and enjoy the view.
  • Do not go if you are looking for a spiritual experience. This place has a good architecture but it’s too crowded due to over tourism and you will not get a good prayer experience. For prayers and other rituals, they keep the tourists away. If you are a tourist and want to pray peacefully at your own convenience this place is not for you. Can include in the itinerary if you are near old Goa. Prefer weekdays for better experience.

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