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“Baroque style basilica”

Basilica of Bom Jesus
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Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
Ranked #1 of 104 things to do in Panjim
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Baroque style basilica”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Baroque style church was consecrated in 1605. In 1946 it was raised to the status of a basilica.
This is one of the most visited churches in Goa. It is just across the road from the Se Cathedral. In a room beside the basilica is the tomb of St Francis Xavier.
There is no plaster on the stone structure which looks magnificent after a light rain. The colour of the stone really stands out.

Visited June 2014
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Every time I visit Goa I make sure that I must visit Bom Jesus. So relaxing and soothing you give to your mind while you visit here. Just relax and sit on the bench for 5 min. the environment there will relax your sense. You can see holy body of Saint Francis Xavier. The church is too old and beauty to watch. It is located in old Goa and is bit far away from Panjim.

Visited January 2014
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Faridabad, India
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“Grand old church with mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The church is located in Old Goa and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is more than 408 years old and is open to the public everyday. This time we happen to visit it on Sunday and attended the morning service. Photography is allowed inside the church but it is advisable not to click pictures of self inside the church. It is beautiful from inside due to gilded alters.
The body of St. Francis Xavier is kept in a well-decorated casket and it attract a huge number of devotees from all over the world, especially during the public viewing of his body every ten years (last held in 2004). The mausoleum, on the top of which is placed the silver casket with the body of St. Francis Xavier is made of pure silver. The saint is said to have miraculous powers of healing.
Its a must visit place in Goa.

Visited September 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“A Portuguese Maccu Picchu”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Only 15 minute drive from Panaji - unbelievable renaissance churches on the Malabar coast. There is plenty to see and some great photo opportunities - if you have visited Lisbon then you will have a strong sense of deja vue

Visited June 2014
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“Magnificient as ever”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Everytime I visit goa..I make a point to visit this basilica, Nice and peaceful. The drive beside the mandovi river takes you through the Portuguese style houses of old goa and then it opens up to this beautiful church.

Visited June 2014
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