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Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

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Address: Basilica of Bom Jesus | Old Goa, Panjim, India
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Interesting history of Portuguese influence on area

Guides are very informative but you need to ask them to go slowly - a lot of information delivered with the rapidity of a machine gun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guides are very informative but you need to ask them to go slowly - a lot of information delivered with the rapidity of a machine gun.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A UNESCO world heritage site at lush green beautiful old Goa. Mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier kept here.Most respected christian monument speaks glory of Goa.Give utmost peace. 5-6 hours needed to visit all churches around this holy monument.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the area of Old Goa with lots of other religious buildings. This one was busier than the others with lots of people taking selfies which is not allowed. Very crowded. Worth a visit if you are in Old Goa. Along with the other buildings.

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Panjim, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the oldest churches of Goa.... peaceful and silent. Feel nice as it gives a sense of peace within yourself.

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a decent place, very crowded though. The corpse of St Francis is visible from a distance. You can get excellent photos of the dome.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place only because it is one of the world heritage sites in Goa. Otherwise there is nothing much. The place is nicely maintained, calm and clean. The entry is free so the place is generally full of visitors, . Since this is a bit far off from the coast line, so you would need to plan a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited three churches in Old Goa with this one the most hyped one. It is a good old church with corpse of St.Francis Xavier viewable from far. However the amount of crowd attraction it has makes it the least pleasant experience. It can be covered in non-peak day for a good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica's imposing exterior itself makes one wonder at its construction. But the interior is awe inspiring. The beautiful altars and bedecked statues literally take your breath away. And the remains of St Francis have to be seen, to be experienced at least once.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The effigy of St. Francis Xavier has been around for a long time and the body has not decayed for his saintly mysterious powers. May God bless his soul. Amen!

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Farakka, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are being preserved in the basilica in panjim. Its a beautiful well maintained architecture since it beholds the prestigious UNESCO world heritage site. Very calm and peaceful but during the seasons it gets really overcrowded

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