Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Why Visit?

  • 1 of the 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India !
  • Amazing Architecture
  • Relics of St. Francis Xavierwho was known for his miraculous healing powers
  • More than 400 years old Church
  • The only Basilica in Goa

About

This church is very historical, opened in 1605 and holds the mortal remains of St. Xavier which is400 years old and its open to everyone. You can hire a guide which is easily available who will explain each and everything about this church how St. Xavier was brought to this place etc. Inside view is also very beautiful. Outside view is also good for photographers. This place was made by Portuguese in 14th or 15th centurywhen they arrived to India. This is a 5 story amazing 500 to 600 old building standing still with pride. Interior of this church is amazing.


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Basilica of Bom Jesus
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Basilica of Bom Jesus
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Basilica of Bom Jesus
Basilica of Bom Jesus

Location

Timings & Time required to visit

Open for visit from 9 am to 6:30 pm . 45 minutes enough to visit the place.

Entry Fee

Not Applicable

How to Reach?

Depends on your location of stay.Take a Taxi or a bus, or simply walk if your are staying very near. Other options are taking a Goa Tourism's Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing bus, hiring a two wheeler or a car depending on your budget. (Taxi Rates). Travel Time - Two hours from North Goa by Road.

Tips

  • Don’t Miss to see Statue of St. Francis Xavier Main altar with carvings and gilding.
  • If You are an Art Lover then you will certainly appreciate Modern art gallery paintings, especially “The Last Judgement” and “Genesis”.


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