Goa might have a lot of churches and cathedrals but some of them are a must-visit. The large and opulent building of Bom Jesus Basilica church for Catholics bears the holy remains of St Francis Xavier. Built-in 1605, the Saint was brought here in 1622 where they laid his body in a glass mausoleum. Intense religious sentiments are attached to this Church that attracts tourists from all around the world.
Nevertheless, religion should not be the only purpose to explore this church as it houses a Modern Art gallery that satiates your creative soul. Constructed in baroque style, this church is one of the finest examples of this kind of architecture and appears unique in its own way.
The best time to visit this church would be around Christmas when you can experience celebrations with a novena and the feast.
When to Visit?
Weekdays – 9.00 am to 6.30 pm
Mass – Sunday – 8.00 am and 9.15 am
Weekdays – 7.00 am and 8.00 am
How to reach?
Take a cab or hire a scooter from Panaji.