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Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

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Address: Basilica of Bom Jesus | Old Goa, Panjim, India
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One of the most holy places in Goa, visited by all religions to venerate the holy relics of St. Francis Xavier which is in the Church for over 500 years.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Panjim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most holy places in Goa, visited by all religions to venerate the holy relics of St. Francis Xavier which is in the Church for over 500 years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For devout Catholics the tomb of the great missionary of the Indies and Asia is still a major pilgrimmage destination. Goans and Indian Christians far outnumber any other Tourists coming to visit the cathedral and the Tomb of St. Francis The Cathedral can be visited free of charge, a donation into one of the donation boxes will be appreciated but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just amazing to see this very close. Seeing is believing. A great time and a Must GO. Amazing to see after almost 500 years all are maintained so well.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located within the Basilica of Bom Jesus, this is where lies the tomb of St. Francis Xavier. It is believed that his body still remains intact. There is also an art gallery in the basilica. I felt so overwhelmed when I saw the paintings and read about St. Francis. It is a must-visit if you go to Goa.

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Thank agarwalsonika
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful Portuguese style church- lots of interesting features, and the mummy of the Saint Francis Xavier is incredible. Don't miss this.

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Amritsar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the famous tomb of st francis xavier.. i always visit this place whenever i come to goa.. its like a permanent part in my itinerary. will defintiely recommend this place to everyone whos fond of architectures and history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular church in GOA. It's a holy place with amazing architecture . It was a part of my south GOA tour and we were given around an hour to explore this place. One can easily get a tour guide here to explain the story behind the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tend to think of "tomb" as being underground or hidden, but not THIS tomb! It proudly sits atop (actually in the upper half) of a massive altar, surrounded by guard rails, around which the faithful, pilgrims and devotees, can view the mortal remains of this beloved saint, who died 400 years ago. The altar, as one might expect, is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this site as part of South Goa tour package on the 2nd day of our Goa trip. It was really very impressive, both the castle like outer structure and the scenes inside. The main alter looked heavenly. Also while one can't see the actual body of the Saint, just visiting it impresses one spiritually

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely church to visit which can be very busy at times. Yes you can see his tomb which is at a height to the right hand side of the church near the front.

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