Basilica of Bom Jesus Goa in Goa, India
Basilica of Bom Jesus Goa is the most well known Church of Goa. This church is situated in Old Goa. Numbers of people visit this Church. This church has great significance among the Christian community of the World. This church is 16th century architecture and it is the first Minor Basilica in India. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa was built in 1605 and this recently becomes the World Heritage Monument. Inside the church there is the holy remains of St. Francis Xavier who was the pioneer saint of Goa. He was died on 2nd December 1552, during the sea journey to China. The meaning of Bom Jesus is Infant Jesus. The Basilica Bom Jesus is a tribute the infant Jesus. This is a baroque architecture and it is one of the finest designs of India. The church is made up of white marble and alter is gilded and furnished with beautiful frescoes.
Basilica of Bom Jesus Goa open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and free entrance.
How to Reach there:
- Basilica of Bom Jesus is situated at Old Goa and it is only 10 kilometers from the Panaji which is the capital of Goa. To reach this church you have to first land at Panaji. From Panaji local transports are available to get Basilica Bom Jesus church. Panaji is 30 kilometers away from the Dabolim Airport. By rail you can also go to Panaji. For that you have to get down at Karmali station or Madgaon station.