Margao - Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Margao - Basilica of Bom Jesus trip a person to one of the prestigious heritage monuments of the world. Approximately 40 Kilometers away from Margao, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most important churches in Goa.

The body of St. Francis Xavier lies in the Basilica of Bom Jesus compound. It is said, that he died in his way to China in 1552. His last wish was that his body should be sent to Goa. When his remains reached the shore of Goa after one year, it was found that his body was in intact condition as before. Since then devotees from all over the world come here to visit the church and to see the body, which is allowed for public viewing every 10 years.

The marble treated floors and the exotically decorated interiors of the church pleases the visitors. The church also houses old and valuable paintings. The tomb of St. Francis Xavier is another attraction of the church. People can visit Basilica of Bom Jesus from 9.00 to 18.30 every day except the Sundays. On Sundays, the church is open from 10.00 to 18.30.

Last Updated on 20 September 2011