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It is located in Old Goa and is a UNESCO World Heritage and it has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier and was also the capital of Goa when during the Portuguese rule.
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Then, we headed at around 3:15 pm to our next stop, Aguada fort in Candolim. On the way, we stopped for a short while at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. Due to a wedding going on inside, we weren't allowed inside the church. We clicked a few photographs from the outside and were on our way.
Basilica of Bom Jesus. A world heritage monument, UNESCO certified built in the 16th century , the three storied church is a fine example of architectural heritage and religious beliefs. The unplastered exteriors ripped off by a conservationist in the year 1950 add a separate charm to the entire architecture. Built in a form of architecture introduced by the Society of Jesuits, the church is famed through the catholic community across the world.
Next day we headed for Basilica of Bom Jesus church which is a UNESCO world heritage site situated in old Goa, 10km east from Panjim. It is a beautiful and one of the oldest churches in Goa. The church is constructed with Basalt rock and has a huge altar and an art gallery with 36 oil paintings. The preserved body of Francis Xaviers is displayed in the chapel.
Next we went to Basilica of Bom Jesus Church and Se Cathedral Church. The Bom Jesus Basilica, perhaps Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture.This is the only church in Old Goa, which is not plastered on the outside, the lime plaster having been stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. Located at Old Goa, 10 kilometres east of Panaji, the Bom Jesus Basilica is a World Heritage Monument. Also there's a modern art gallery attached to the Basilica.The Se Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located in Old Goa. Se Cathedral is the largest church in Asia and is known for its giant bells and exquisite architecture. With a classical Iberian façade, the impressive Se Cathedral symbolized Portugal’s commitment to the Catholic Church as well as its overwhelming supremacy.
The next day we had our flight to Hyderabad. I wanted to see the Old Goa church too. Its called the Basilica of Bom Jesus. I thought next day we would call our cab guy a little earlier and on the way, we would stop there and then head towards the Airport. But, that didn't happen! :( the cab broke down and the guy was late by almost forty five minutes. We had to skip that! I was sad. But my friend convinced me, he said, "let's leave somethings for our next trip." Yes, Next trip! He he.. All the more excited. The drive towards airport was another amazing thing. Goa is beautiful, indeed. Its different.Overall, the beaches are worth visiting. The beauty of the beach is Mesmerizing. The food, the ambience, the music, the crowd, the street shopping, the culture, the churches, its just not India. Or, you can say, its the other side of India.Goa again, for sure! :) Like the name suggest, the environment is absolutely green and so peaceful. A little far from the beach but a typical Holiday home. Recommended for people looking for a break from usual hustle and bustle of the city life.
Bom Jesus Basilica, Old Goa: This famous church was built in 1605 and is very significant as it holds the mortal remains of one of the patron Saints of Goa – St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xaviers body is put on display to the public every 10 years (last being 2014). A silver casket designed in the 17th Century holds the remains of this Saint.
Five minutes from The Ruins is The Basilica of Bom Jesus. A UNESCO world heritage site, it holds the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier. A huge number of tourists pay a visit to the remains. The body is kept for a public display every 10 years, next will be in December 2024. The church is open everyday for public. Right opposite to the Basilica of Bom Jesus is the Church of Francis of Assisi. Built in 1661 by the Portuguese, the Church boasts a magnificent architecture.
Goa is amazingly diverse for its size and yet there is a common thread that has an unmistakable stamp of Goan air. The Portuguese architecture is the first thing anyone notices which is strikingly different from the styles found in rest of India. Often painted with sunny yellows and sky-blue colours, the houses in Goa reminds one of a bygone colonial era. You'll hardly believe that 90 minutes away from the peaceful South Goan lush green landscape are the old 16th century Portuguese remnants of the colonial era in form of Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are kept , the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of Saint Cajetao and Our lady of Rosary Church. And an hour away from Old Goa is long stretch of sandy coastline renowned for its multitude of beaches. There's something on offer for everyone, from luxury resorts to makeshift huts, and trance parties to tranquility.
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of St Cajetan, Archaeological Museum, Church of St Francis Xavier, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Viceroy's Arch are some of the popular and not so crowded places to see in Old Goa.After exploring the beautiful Churches and monuments in Old Goa, I followed the map drawn by Louis and drove towards a roundabout with Mahatma Gandhi Statue. I took second left turn from the roundabout and drove towards Do Monte Chapel of Mount Mary.
Our next destination was Basilica of Bom Jesus in old Goa. The basilica has its history dating back to 1605 and holds the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier. The architectural design and structure of the Basilica represents the Renaissance architecture and design and is fronted by a combination of Corinthian, Ionic and Doric design.
BASILICA OF BOM JESUS – one for art and architectural fanatics The Bom Jesus Basilica, perhaps Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. Located at Old Goa, 10 kilometres east of Panaji, the Bom Jesus Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. As much as Goa is about its beaches, it’s also about history, heritage and religion.
A UNESCO heritage site. Beautiful medieval European architecture.
It is a beautiful baroque-style church from the 17th century, where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are preserved.
A very great example of ancient architecture and also a UNESCO world heritage site!
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most important and popular church where people from all over the country visit. This church is considered even more sacred and important because it has the remain mortals of St Saint Francis Xavier. I saw the casket in which it's been kept. The body is kept at a good height and you cannot obviously get clear snapshots of it when you click from your camera as you get to see the body via screen. The church is very huge and the greenery surrounding the church looks pleasing.The crowd control is pretty decent here and the experience is just bliss. It's a moment of bliss. This is located in Old Goa. Just opposite to this place, the Royal Chapel of Saint Antony is situated which has beautiful white walls and architecture.
One of the famous examples for the finest Baroque architectures in Goa, visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the best things to do in the city of Goa. It has the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier and is considered to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so as you can imagine, it is impressive. It’s also very holy/creepy, depending on how you look at it – it has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. A public viewing of the body is held every ten years. But apart from this, it’s a beautiful church. The altars are intricately worked, while the rest of the interiors are relatively simple. The floor is also gorgeously marbled. The church is over 400 years old.
Situated just opposite of Se Cathedral in Old Goa, it's a grand old church of Goa which can't be missed. The earthly remains of St. Francis Xavier are kept here.
The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika (Portuguese: Basílica do Bom Jesus) is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule. 'Bom Jesus' (literally, 'Good (or Holy) Jesus') is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization. The Jesuit church is India’s first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.
Visit Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of Bom Jesus and get transported into 16th century. It is a historical city constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to a plague. It is said to have once been a city of nearly 200,000 where from, before the plague, the Portuguese traded across continents. The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Goa is approximately 10 kilometers east of the state capital Panjim.
One of the most famous churches of Goa, the Basilica is a fine example of baroque architecture. It also holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier (died 1552).