Basilica de Bom Jesus
Open Time : 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entry : paid
Address : Basílica do Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Bainguinim, Goa, India
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Why to visit Basilica de Bom Jesus
This Old Goa attraction dates back to the late 16th century and contains the remains of the St. Francis Xavier. The "Apostle of the Indies" co-founded the Society of Jesus religious order with friend St. Ignatius Loyola and spearheaded an extensive mission in India. The basilica has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Every year, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier draws big crowds to this church in late November and early December. It kicks off with a nine-day novena and open-air masses before concluding with the major holiday on Dec. 3.
By Rebecca Lal
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