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About Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Basilica of Bom Jesus, which literally means Good or Holy Jesus is one of the oldest churches in Goa as well as India. It is renowned for containing the holy remnants of Saint Francis Xavier. Located in Old Goa, this beautiful church is a brilliant example of baroque architecture in India. It has an ornamental exterior and green manicured lawns inside its courtyard. The church interiors are fairly simple except for the altars which stand out due to the striking elaborate gold gilding. The floor is made of marble with inlay work of precious stones. The church also has some large sized paintings that add to its richness. The mausoleum of St Francis inside the church was designed by the Florentine sculptor Giovanni Battista Foggini. It took him ten years to complete it. The casket that contains his body is made of silver and is placed in this mausoleum. The mortal remains of St Francis are opened to the public once every ten years, on the date of his birth anniversary.

Historical Context: The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier lie at Basilica of Bom Jesus are in non-decomposing state and believed to have miraculous powers. The embalmed body, preserved in a silver casket is allowed to be viewed once every ten years.
Pro Tip: Avoid scanty clothing and ensure you are well covered. So as to respect the sensibilities of others. Cameras and videos are allowed inside the church. But ensure you do not un-necessarily pose in front of the holy places.

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  • Best Time to Visit Anytime
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couples, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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