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. 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 body of st.Francis Xavior was brought to this church from Malacca(in malaysia) where he was doing his ministry until death. It was pre independence period of India when British ruled both the coun...  more »
  • Architectully the basilica is beautiful and very interesting in India. However for those not particularly religious, it is a quick tourist stop. Local buses from beach towns are easy to navigate to ar...  more »
  • beautiful temple of red clay, good to emphasise the presence of Portuguese colonies in the territory of the country but does not reflect the spirit of India itself. Therefore, I see no reason to go to this place specifically, especially if you are very far away. the territory is quite extensive, so it takes a long time for examination, and on the fact that there is nothing to see
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  • The Bom Jesus Basilica, perhaps Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture.This magnificent edifice stands as a superb example of Baroque architecture in Goa. The church is called "Bom Jesus" meaning 'good Jesus' or 'infant Jesus' to whom it is dedicated. The façade has on it, at the top, the letters, "HIS" which are the first three letters of Jesus in Greek.he Basilica of Bom Jesus is more than 408 years old and is open to the public every day. The body of St. Francis Xavier is in a well-decorated casket, which can be seen in the photographs below. Solemn exhibitions of the 'body' are held every ten years. Some photos taken inside the church are attached for better understanding of the art work of that time. These art works are called "murals".
  • Churches in Goa are an important legacy of it being an erstwhile Portuguese colony. Built across centuries, these architectural wonders were more than just a place of worship; they hold a place of historical or cultural significance as well. One of the popular churches in Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is preserved here in this Basilica and hence revered by many. It also is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • It is the most famous church in Goa. This church holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. It has a wonderful exhibition gallery which has many artifacts and painting. It also showcases an interesting display of life of Jesus Christ. A definite tourist attraction.
  • The Basilica of Bom Jesus is UNESCO world heritage site. One of the oldest church in Goa as well as India. Church was built in 1605. The Basilica holds the mortal remains os St. Francis Xavier. It also has a gallery of modern and. It has stunning architecture of baroque style. Another cathedral and a. Museum in also there on the other side of the road. Very beautiful and and peaceful, well maintained. A must visit place in Goa.
  • A church dedicated to St Xavier with his grave in a silver coffin inside which is opened every 10yrs.. The inner architecture Is v beautiful to see with art gallery and video show(chargable).. The outside is equally beautiful with some good photogenic location too! Parking space too sufficient!
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