Basilica of Bom Jesus
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Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa

It's an ancient Church of Goa where the Relics of St. Xavier has been kept in proper, original form since last 450 years. The church building is exemplary of the beautiful architecture and it is a divine experience to spend some time here.

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Location:
Goa
Goa, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
15.5009000°N, 73.9115000°E
Distance from Goa city center to Basilica of Bom Jesus
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Read traveller's reviews about Basilica of Bom Jesus..

Overall Rating:4.4

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  '5' out of 5
"Goa is all about St. Francis Xavier. His mortal remains are placed in a casket, few feet above ground in this very Church. One hand is missing, which was taken back to Portugal. The body could not be taken there as the ship was continuously wrecking after many attempts. So they brought back the body, kept the body here, and took back only the hand. The finger nails are still growing, curling! That's again a wonder/miracle. After several centuries the body is still fresh! The remains are lowered December time for public viewing, and special blessings/healing once in twelve years. Miracles happen after praying here, so the crowd is very high. After Saint Thomas, Saint Francis Xavier could be the most popular Christian missionary in India. I like the golden-coloured Altar area. Careful photography gives excellent results. It's a calm, serene place, where people pray earnestly. So let's respect others and be careful not to disturb others while photographing. Use no flash. Many relics of the Saint are found in this Church and the nearby Se Cathedral Church, the largest one in India. Together they form the largest Church complex size area in India. "
  '3' out of 5
"Its ok place i dont know why there is so much hype about. Father body is placed on top and that ain't visible at all I wouldn't recommend this place if you're on short trip to goa. "
  '4' out of 5
"Holy place and also tourist places. Must visit to complete goa trip do not miss on your first visit to goa. You will love this place."
  '5' out of 5
"Holy place!! There are mortal body remains of St Francis Xavier!! The body is still fresh without preserving, only it's dried up!! One of the miracles of the century. Must visit on the trip to Goa."
  '5' out of 5
"Going to Goa and missing to visit this place is absolutely a mistake. Goa is about the Portuguese culture, architecture and the religion they brought to India which is more or less the dominant one here. The body of the saint is preserved pretty well and is brought down every 10 years or so for exposition to the public. Yet again the church design and intricate works are worth your time if you go there. "

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016