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Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus

One of the most famous churches of Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a finest example of Baroque architecture. Though partially in ruins, it is highly revered by Christians from all over the country and world. Dedicated to Jesus, it is aptly named as Bom Jesus which means ‘good Jesus’ or ‘infant Jesus’.
 

One of the most famous churches of Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a finest example of Baroque architecture. Though partially in ruins, it is highly revered by Christians from all over the country and world. Dedicated to Jesus, it is aptly named as Bom Jesus which means ‘good Jesus’ or ‘infant Jesus’.

Located at Old Goa, at a distance of 10km east of Panaji, its foundation stone was laid on 24 November 1594. It houses beautiful paintings depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis Xavier.

Few interesting facts:

  • It is the only church in Old Goa, which is not plastered on the outside.
  • It is a World Heritage Monument.
  • It holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

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  • Attractions

    Beaches
  • Altitude

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  • STD Code

    0832
  • Best Season

    October - June
  • State/Code

    Goa/None
  • LANGUAGES

    English, Konkani and Hindi