The Basilica of Bom Jesus

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One of the famous churches in Goa.

  1. This is one of the oldest churches in Goa and in India
  2. The Basilica of Bom Jesus  is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Goa, India, and is part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. This world heritage monument has emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity
  4. In Goa, this is one of the most visited attractions on Christmas Eve
  5. This is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture and Portuguese Colonial architecture in India
  6. It is one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World
  7. The body was first taken to Portuguese Malacca and two years later shipped back to Goa. The remains of the saint(Francis Xavier) still attract a huge number of tourists (Christian and non-Christian alike) from all over the world
  8. Especially during the public viewing of his body every ten years (last held in 2014)


 How to reach

10 kms from Panjim in Old Goa

The nearest airport is at Dabolim( 30 km from Panaji)


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