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Basilica of Bom Jesus

Old Goa, Panjim 403402, India
+91 832 228 5790
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Old Goa, Panjim 403402, India
+91 832 228 5790
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really beautiful and historically significant church. Maintained well (although pigeons were flying in and out and will eventually cause damage). There was lots of crowding around the crypt of St Francis and there wasn't much crowd control.

Thank ADayinDelhi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhumed and sacred body of St Francis Xavier are entombed in this ancient monument. A heritage and historical site. Great healings take place every six years when the body is kept out for the great exposition. Catholics from all over the world come here...More

Thank Vinita11144
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is a visual treat, the gigantic structure, the architecture everything is brilliant. It is open all day. You can get guides who will explain things very well.

Thank Taju J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have visited Goa and not visited this church, youve missed the spirit of Goa. It is a symbol of the portuguese rule in Goa. It bears the mortal remains of St. Francis Xaviers whose body hasnt decomposed for 500 years.

Thank Savio D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Key points: a) Great looking church, they have maintained all the old glory b) Helpful guides at a nominal cost of Rs.100 c) Open all day, but check the timings before going d) Relics of St.Francis can be viewed, though kept at a elevated level...More

Thank Sam J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church marks the beginning of Christianity in India. Must visit it's right opposite to the white church where Singham shooting took place. Place where jaykant shikhare gets arrested. It's far away from the usual places you may visit it if you are touring Panjim....More

Thank Ganesh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A holy place with dirty sorrounding. I wish we had such a holy place in our place. Felt bad how the have maintained. World wide people visit there just to have a blessed time or day. But they haven't maintained the area cleanly.

Thank Snowe W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit place in Goa to ensure you get a taste of Goan heritage. A bit crowded in the afternoons especially on weekends. So try avoid it. Parking nearby could be an issue

Thank Saumik B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Churches are always beautiful and this place justifies every bit of it. it's the one of the main attractions in old Goa. It has a beautiful architecture and an art museum. The inside of the Church is breathtaking. On the point of reaching here, try...More

Thank Jimmy U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definite stop for everyone who visits Goa. This defines the rich architectural heritage our country has. Blown away by amazing art and sculptures.

Thank Jyoti Prakash D
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Iee D
25 September 2017|
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Response from infreshair | Reviewed this property |
You might get occasional rain. Best time in Goa is in December.
Tam R
2 April 2016|
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Response from NiTra1520 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there's no entrance charge for the church but mind the dress code - no shorts and sleeveless clothes for the guys or girls. The main Feast happens on 3 Dec every year with a 10 novena preceding it but nothing I'm aware... More
18 January 2016|
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Response from chow69 | Reviewed this property |
Avoid that time