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“See the Basilica of Bom Jesus for more info”

Tomb of St. Francis Xavier
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona...
Ranked #4 of 105 things to do in Panjim
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“See the Basilica of Bom Jesus for more info”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

This glass enclosed tomb is part of the Basilica, which is worth a visit (see that entry.) The Basilica itself is more interesting.

Visited January 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Informative tour”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This year they are displaying the body of St. Francis Xavier (only happens every ten years). The Basilica has signs in English and Hindi with great descriptions of what you are seeing. The Basilica itself is well maintained beautiful to photograph.

Visited February 2014
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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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“Ornate in this Simple Church”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Within the Basilica of Bom Jesus this beautiful tomb is contained. It includes a glass box that contains St Francis Xavier. The story includes that they remove his body every three years to cut his hair and nails. This is off to the right of the alter at the front of the Basilica.

Visited January 2014
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Tallinn, Estonia
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13 reviews
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“Architectural Brilliance”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

One of the most frequented spots in Goa. We had spent a day at the Tomb on our trip to Goa. The place is an escape from the city chaos. An oasis of serenity and peace.The two churches facing each other is an architectural marvel. The silver casket though at an elevated space looks beautifully carved out. The church has been duly maintained which is a surprise in itself. Yes we found most tourist spots in India littered with filth right from the entrance to every corner of it. Candles are on sale just at the Church gates. I brought a few and prayed for a while. We had hired a tourist guide for just 150 INR, which is pretty cheap.

Visited December 2013
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Pune
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“amazing........”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Must visit place. I have nisited this place thrice, twice when the body of the St Xavier Francis was exhumed. One feels really great when there.

Visited December 2013
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