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Basilica of Bom Jesus

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Address: Old Goa, Panjim 403402, India
Phone Number: +91 832 228 5790
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09:00 - 18:30
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Sun 10:30 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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US$50.00*
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona...
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US$144.00*
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Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation

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What an amazing place! Must see

Why go to Europe to see great medieval Church, murals and architecture when you could do so here!! We spent a good 3 hours in the old Church itself. Breathtaking beauty to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Siva M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience but too crowded with hardly any crowd control techniques in play. Signage and historical boards were lacking too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why go to Europe to see great medieval Church, murals and architecture when you could do so here!! We spent a good 3 hours in the old Church itself. Breathtaking beauty to see "Life of Christ" paintings. The entire place is huge and requires a lot of walking. It has so much rare collections of history and I was surprised... More 

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Vijayawada, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Head to the multi-cuisine restaurant and enjoy a daily-changing menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. You can also use the In-Room dining service from 7pm to 11pm to have your food ordered to the room. Make use of vending machines to enjoy hot and cold beverages any time you wish

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An awesome Portuguese monument and still it is maintaining with good hands. The church is in the middle of the old goa with good location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredibly beautiful and soothing to visit. The Basilica is organized in such a way that tourists are able to take it all in without disturbing Mass and other devotional activities. Photos are permitted so long as they don't include people. Rather touchingly, the interior courtyard is used as a refuge area for those in need of a place to stay.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this church on 23rd Nov when special mass was being conducted there .Special arrangements made for hundreds of visitors ,faithfuls and members of the church for a religious function going on there.Inside the church Portugeese art and culture could be seen.This church is famous for preserving the mummified body of saint Francis Xavier and it's exposition for public viewing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Known throughout the Roman Catholic world, the imposing Basilica of Bom Jesus contains the tomb and mortal remains of St Francis Xavier only church in Old Goa not plastered on the outside. a great place to visit The architecture is great and you can feel great peace in there But saddest part is that the authorities are not taking proper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great site to visit with holy and historical importance. This basilica was built by the Jesuit priests. The basilica has fantastic facade and has the relics of the great St. Francis Xavier who is the patron saint of Goa.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so thrilled to be here viewing St. Francis Xavier coffin inside this sacred Church. Very well maintained and ancient looking.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica of Bom Jesus has beautiful architecture and very peaceful. It has the relics of St Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa. While you are here you can also visit the Cathedral which is right opposite this church. Please dress modestly as you are visiting a Holy place. You may not be allowed to enter if they find your... More 

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