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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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This is a must place for tourist travelling Goa or north Goa.This place is not far from Panaji. The body of St Xavier kept here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must place for tourist travelling Goa or north Goa.This place is not far from Panaji. The body of St Xavier kept here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is built of black laterite with marble and inlaid precious stones. It contains the tomb of St. Francis Xavier who spread Christianity to the Portuguese colonies. Devout Christians come here to worship.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most visited church in old panjim goa. It is a 19 km drive from candolim goa. You can ride with the bike you hired. Please wear helmet as you might get caught by traffic police. The church is very beautiful crafted and gives a calming sense when you are inside. Worth a visit dont miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hired a bike from calangute and travelled to this place which is in old Goa, passing along Mandovi river banks on the way with nice scenic beauty, greenaies, old goan houses, chapels.This is one of the oldest churches in Goa and in India. The floor is of marble inlaid with precious stones. Apart from the elaborate gilded altars, the... More 

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It is nice place and worth to visit but compare to other cathedrals in Europe it is very simple . We went there on Saturday and it was very crowded and there was a ceremony .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must say the journey to this place was one of the coolest journey, we hired a bike from calangute and travelled about 40km to visit this place by crossing panjim, real view come when you cross panjim and then you can on your left river flowing on right you can see greenery, old goan structure. you can big ships... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Place to visit in old Goa. Its worth visiting. We can see the preserved body there. Construction also very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went the day before the celebration of the death of St Francis Xavier whose remains are kept in a silver sarcophagus in the well preserved church. The crowds attending the mass mass celebration was already enormous. This saint is truly venerated here! The church is well maintained.. amazingly so for a bric and wood building in a tropical climate. Well... More 

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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 6 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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