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“Very big and well maintained”

Basilica of Bom Jesus
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Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona...
Ranked #1 of 105 things to do in Panjim
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Ajax, Canada
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“Very big and well maintained”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Well preserved building in Old Goa. Quite a large structure and next to it there were a couple of the biggest trees I had ever seen-even bigger than the Basilica itself! Lots of photos to be taken inside and the body of St. Francis is entombed inside.
I sincerely hope that as the years go on Goa is preserved as much as possible because the Portuguese really left some very impressive buildings throughout the region.
Candle pushers at the entrance were really persistent and actually grab you to buy candles off them and not the next old lady/guy. Not religious, not lighting candles, no thank you, go away.

Visited May 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Holiest of Places”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

You can feel that this is one of the most important places of Goa and decided the ethos of Goa for 300-400 years.Very quiet,very respectful ambiance & atmosphere.Ideal for meditators.The entombed body is a remarkable feature of preservation,given the technology of those days.A must see for tourists in Goa

Visited May 2012
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Sivakasi, India
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“Must visit”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

if u r rnew to goA, u should visit this place for sure. They say photos of persons is prohibited. I dont know what is the reason for this. We can take photo of the church, the coffin and everywhere. But if is take photo of my children standing in the church, they shout at me. i cannot figure any valid reason behind this... Funny...

Visited May 2012
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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“Amazing and humbling experience”
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Amamzing and humbling experience to visit this great church and learn about the great story of st Francis' life and the miracle around his body..

Visited January 2012
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Navi Mumbai, India
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“church”
Reviewed 12 May 2012

the imposing building ! the insides of the church are solemn and quiet.

Visited June 2011
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