Basilica of Bom Jesus

Old Goa Road
Bainguinim, GA - 403402

Type: Landmark
0832 228 5790
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The Basilica of Bom Jesus, located in Old Goa, is one of the most famous and revered churches in India. Constructed in the late 16th century, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds significant religious, historical, and architectural importance. The basilica is dedicated to the infant Jesus and is renowned for housing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent Jesuit missionary and one of the co-founders of the Society of Jesus.

The architecture of the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a remarkable example of the Baroque style, with its imposing façade adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures. The interior of the church is equally impressive, featuring exquisite altars, ornate decorations, and beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis Xavier.

The main attraction of the basilica is the silver casket containing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, which is displayed to the public every ten years during the Exposition of the Sacred Relics. Pilgrims and visitors from around the world come to pay their respects to the saint and seek his blessings.

In addition to its religious significance, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is also a popular tourist destination, drawing visitors with its stunning architecture, rich history, and serene atmosphere. It serves as a symbol of Goa's colonial past and its enduring legacy as a center of Catholicism in India.

A visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus offers a profound spiritual experience and a chance to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of Goa. Whether you're a devout pilgrim, a history enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, the basilica's timeless beauty and spiritual aura make it a must-visit destination in Goa.

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