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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa Velha

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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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  • It's a surprise to see the body of saint is still intact without use of chemical. The church is very old and had a beautiful sculpture.  more »
  • * This is a holy place where St.Francis Xavier is kept. * The interior of the church is gold plated. * The body is kept at a height and it is not easy to see it completely. * No entry fee is there  more »
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  • The place is amazing! It's a beautiful church. One can also see preserved remains of holy St. Francis Xavier. The church also has an art gallery on first floor. Candles are available outside church. There are two churches constructed parallel to each other.
  • One of the oldest churches and the most serene place. The place is most popular and have been featured in couple of movies. The experience is amazing. Don't expect to click amazing pics easily here, as photography is restricted inside and there are tourist everywhere. Better to visit this place in morning hours, when the crowd is less.
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