Seek the Lord's blessings at Bom Jesus Basilica

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa

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Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Paryatan Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Patto, Panaji-Goa, India 403001.
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Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa

The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa is one of the most famous attractions of this little paradisiacal state of India. Still reeling under the Portuguese rule in the state, Goa is home to a plethora of architectural marvels that remind people of the bygone era. The Bom Jesus Basilica is one such place. The Bom Jesus basilica church in Goa, also known as the Borea Jezuchi Bajilika, is visited by hundreds of locals and tourists all through the year.

History of Old Goa Church

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is more than 400 years old. The foundation  of the oldest church in Goa was laid in the year 1594, while its construction completed in 1605. It is home to the tomb as well as the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The Basilica of Bom Jesus body remains are taken out once every decade, calling for a huge festival all across Goa, attracting pilgrims from all over the world. The oldest church was served with the status of a minor basilica in the year 1946, and is now revered as a holy site.

Basilica of Bom Jesus Architecture

The Jesuit church is built in Baroque architectural style. Its white-washed exterior is considered to be the finest example of Baroque architecture in India.

The church is located in Old Goa, and there are freelance guides available right outside the church to explain the significance of everything outside and inside the monument. However, there isn’t really any requirement for a guide actually, since there are plaques inside and outside explaining everything.

Attractions of Basilica of Bom Jesus

Comprising around 36 paintings that depict numerous Biblical scenes, the modern art gallery of the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the major attractions to explore here. Executed in between the years of 1973 and 1976, this gallery is the largest of its kind in Asia. The most popular paintings exhibited in this gallery are: ‘Genesis’ and ‘The Last Judgement’.  Tomb of St. Francis Xavier is another attraction that lets people dig into the history of the region. This tomb was structured post the remains of Xavier Francis were found fresh and intact, and he was declared a saint. Besides that, the Professed House made of laterite rock is another attraction to visit. Constructed in between 1585 to 1589, this two-storied building became the mission centre for all missions of Jesuit.  

Facts about Basilica of Bom Jesus

Completed in 1605, the church is more than 400 years old. The church was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The church houses the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, a missionary from Spain.

Find out the Basilica of Bom Jesus timings before you go there, especially if you are looking to enjoy the Sunday mass. Depending upon different language preferences, the mass is held at different times for English and Konkani.


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    The Basilica of Bom Jesus was constructed in the year 1605.

    The name of the Church, Bom Jesus, literally translates to "Good Jesus" and is used for Jesus when he was an infant.

    No photography of person is allowed in the church. There are people vigilant about it and they even ask to delete the photos if they are clicked. However, you are free to click as many of the basilica alone without a human in it.

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