Goa Tour Packages
Basilica de Bom Jesus Goa Timings
|Monday||9:00 am – 6:30 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am – 6:30 pm|
|Wedesday||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|
Sundays: 8.00 am & 9.15 am
Weekdays: 7.00 am & 8.00 am
Image Gallery of Basilica de Bom Jesus Goa, India
Located at a distance of approximately 10 km from Panaji in Old Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is on the banks of River Mandovi. A UNESCO World Heritage Monument, Bom Jesus Basilica has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, Goa's patron saint. He died while on his voyage to China in the year of 1552. A popular sightseeing spot, this church is also visited by many tourists from around the world not just India for its religious associations.
It is known to be the only Church in Goa which has not been plastered from Outside. Its foundation stone was laid out on by Fr. Alexia de Menezes, the Archbishop of Goa and Primate of India on 24th November in 1594. The construction was completed on 15 May 1605. It received the status of a Minor basilica in the year of 1946.
The church façade which is made up of black granite presents an amazing illustration of Doric, Corinthian and composite styles. It is known for its simplistic architecture. The interiors of the church are also worth watching. They have been created in the Mosaico-Corinthian style. The main altar has a height of 54 feet and width of 30 feet while the front of the church is has an imposing length of about 183 ft in length, breadth of about 55 ft and height of 61 feet
It is open from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm on Sundays and from 9 am to 6.30 pm on weekdays. The entry is free. There is also an art gallery which is attached to the Basilica.