• Basilica de Bom Jesus

    Place To Visit Goa

    Basilica de Bom Jesus


    Place To Visit


    Goa

    Basilica de Bom Jesus

    While many tourists visit Goa for the beaches, countless others consider the trip to be a pilgrimage to important religious sites, like the Basilica de Bom Jesus.



    Why to visit this place

    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.




    Special Tip:

    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.




    Location

    Open Time : 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Entry : paid

    Address : Basílica do Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Bainguinim, Goa, India

    By Rebecca Lal

    More Travel Tips from Goa