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Basilica Of Bom Jesus

Panjim

14.3/5(63 Ratings)

Basilica Of Bom Jesus Overview

Ranked 1 of 104 sightseeing in Panjim

Basilica of Bom Jesus, often called as Basilica of Good Jesus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Possessing the example of Baroque architecture, the church is India’s first minor basilica named after infant Jesus. Holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the church is situated in Old Goa.   The monument was constructed by extremist Portuguese rulers on the original site of a temple of Lord Shiva.

Started in 1594, the construction of the   church was completed in the month of May, in 1605. The church houses the body of St. Francis Xavier, who founded the Society of Jesus with his friend St. Ignatius Loyola. The church attracts thousands of devotees to the place, when the body is taken out for public viewing after every ten years. Last public viewing of the body was held in the year 2004.  
 

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24th Jan 17

Imposing beauty

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23rd Jan 17

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21st Sep 18

A world heritage monument

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21st Sep 18

Nice place to visit

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25th Sep 17

Basilica with spectacular interior

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20th May 16

A world heritage

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20th May 16

It houses the immortal of St. Francis Xavier

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20th May 16

Awesome Church

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What travellers are saying about Basilica Of Bom Jesus

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  • Good 6
  • Very Good 6
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
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Sudatta Roy

Sudatta Roy4.3/5

8 reviews

Must visit once

This is one of the UNESCO World heritage and has its own history. If you are visiting Goa for the first time; do stop by the church and the museum opposite to the church.The place has its own parking and quite a lot of shops to purchase any Goan kinds of stuff.You can have food at Rathna Sagar; it's a decent place and food is also good. There is a wine shop inside this restaurant; do avoid to purchase anything here if you are not expert at identifying liquors.

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  • Must visit once
  • Must visit once
  • Must visit once

Biswajeet Mishra

Biswajeet Mishra5.0/5

55 reviews

Basilcila of Bom Jesus

It is very popular church of Goa, and the dead body of Fransis Xavier lies here since 300 years. And in every 10 year the body is opened and people pray. Normally even when I visited here I saw the body and the church was wairth watching.
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  • Basilcila of Bom Jesus
  • Basilcila of Bom Jesus

Vibhooti Mangal tiwari

Vibhooti Mangal tiwari4.3/5

26 reviews

Goa's most famous church

Holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus is popular among tourists from around the world.A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the church is India's first minor basilica and is one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.The interior of the church is beautifully complimented with paintings from the life of St. Francis.Tip: You're not allowed to take selfies in the church and might be fined, if caught.

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  • Goa's most famous church
  • Goa's most famous church
  • Goa's most famous church
  • Goa's most famous church
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Siddhiwadke

Siddhiwadke4.3/5

5 reviews

Divine!

St Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the major attractions in Old Goa and truly beautiful. It takes you back to history of Portugal era. The architecture is Roman and adds rustic feel to the whole structure. Catholics across world as well as non Catholics come to pay respects to body of St Francis kept in this church which has magical and divine powers. Avoid wearing shorts as they don't allow in nearby churches. Wear decent clothes as it is a religious place and they might not allow or simple carry a stole. Don't consult guide as they simply repeat the story and hardly give any insights. You can Google about the church and everything would be there for you.

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Snehal Raibole

Snehal Raibole4.3/5

40 reviews

Goa's most revered church

One of the most famous churches in Old Goa, the Basilica contains the tomb and mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier in a glassed coffin amid a shower of gilt stars.The basilica combines the elements of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian design. 'IHS' is emblazoned at the top of the church entrance, which is the first three letters of Jesus in Greek.Tip: No Selfies and photographing a person inside the church are allowed inside the church. Beware you'll be fined if found guilty.

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  • Goa's most revered church
  • Goa's most revered church
  • Goa's most revered church
  • Goa's most revered church
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Remo Mamidwar

Remo Mamidwar4.3/5

27 reviews

Monument to see other than beaches

Goa is a combination of beach.. Natural calamities and churches. So, if you are been to Goa then you must visit this church to complete your Goa package tour.This place is opposite to archaeological survey of India in old Goa. Taking pictures are not allowed there but somehow we manage to take some. It is located in old Goa.

Urvi Savla

Urvi Savla4.3/5

45 reviews

Serene

Basilica de Bom jesus church is a ancient church situated in Panjim. The church is very beautiful and peaceful. The outside of the church too looks good. There are guides available to explain you the importance of this church at a nominal price.

Ajmal Rafeeq

Ajmal Rafeeq4.3/5

74 reviews

For history lovers

Situated at Old Goa. It's a religious place with lots of history carvings and much more like galleries, arts and more and more. It has more places to see and it's situated around more places to see.
  • For history lovers

Baadal Badkar

Baadal Badkar5.0/5

1 review

A must see

Wonderful place to visit and have a historical experience. Mostly tourist visit to see Mummy of St. XAVIER'S, also has a museum on first floor, can click pics and shoot videos

Prakash Jay

Prakash Jay3.6/5

1 review

Nice one with epic sculpture

The olden days epic sculpture! Lovely place and the peaceful place to be in! Had been with school friends and enjoyed it! All the memories of St. Basilica are available for the sight.

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