Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa Velha

Basilica of Bom Jesus
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore2,537 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Our driver told us that this is most important church of Goa from religious point of view.
A huge campus and heavy police presence tells you it’s importance. Inside is positive vibes and recommend to sit for sometime in the church. They have small museum or display kind of thing for a small amount of 20 rupee per head. Well organised.
Written 28 November 2021
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wandermay08
World41 contributions
Dec 2020
There was a huge crowd due to some auspicious day. We were not allowed entry even into the premise due to Covid.
Written 19 August 2021
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Lalit Solanki
Dona Paula, India1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Awesome place we like very mach and one best place in goa to visit in goa. Biggest and old church in goa with beautiful look and awesome gurden
Written 18 August 2021
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lotusdiamond
Chandigarh, India1,231 contributions
Dec 2020
Pl check dress code before going to this Church. Skirts , shorts, sleeveless, short dress etc not allowed. Even kids are not allowed in case not dressed as per dress code. You may have to wait in queue for sometime in bright sun for entering this place. though the place is very famous among locals and tourists. Cab is not allowed till this place, you have to get down nearby. Body of St Francis Xavier is kept inside the church. Photography is permitted. Few shops of snacks, souvenirs and selling artificial jewellery are available nearby. Good place for photography lovers .
Written 26 April 2021
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Nazneen R
Bangalore, India17 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
There is extremely strict dress code for people which was neither told by the hotel staff nor taxi driver..A tourist would not know of it.At the gates 4-5 people are there to check dress code.Women and children are not allowed to wear sleeveless clothes nor short dresses.Clothes should not display hips, shoulders,waist and so on.One need to be fully clothed.Men are allowed to wear shorts.Even kids are not spared.So please be careful and dress accordingly..A place of worship where because of dressing one could not visit🙏May the almighty bless all
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Written 30 January 2021
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JE Dolphy
Chennai District, India26 contributions
Jan 2021
Body of St Francis Xavier is kept in this church, so you can get a glimpse of is face.There's dress code and timings upto 4 pm only with a break in between for lunch. Also there is a museum in the opposite side of the road .A must visit place.
Written 6 January 2021
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MPAINTAL
Panjim, India125 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
The reverence and low murmur of tourist in the church just spoke volumes. St Francis xavier basilica in old Goa, is part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. A must visit when you come to Goa. It is a refreshing change to all else around.
Written 11 December 2020
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Sabitra
Mumbai, India95 contributions
Nov 2020
Good to see the place open even during the pandemic and maintaining all safety protocols. A world heritage site which one should obviously visit when in Goa
Written 23 November 2020
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HarryHSR
New Delhi, India1,197 contributions
Jan 2020
Located in Old goa, we reached here from Candolim by local bus (through Panjim) which was quite an experience, this Basilica has an amazing architecture and is spread on a large complex, also housing a museum. One of the most popular places to visit in Goa ... The architecture resembles to the Portuguese churches
Photography is not permitted inside the Basilica, it was a unique experience to visit this place after ages ... had visited with my parents many many years ago. This was the first Church we visited in Old Goa and I was really impressed by the unique and massive architecture of this Cathedral ...
Written 30 June 2020
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India1,091 contributions
Feb 2020
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a Roman Catholic church located in old Goa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. This is one of the oldest churches in Goa and major attraction for the tourists. An attractive architecture with simple interior, main altar holds a large statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Taking picture is not allowed inside the church. A peaceful place to witness rich history.
Written 23 June 2020
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