Monday, April 05, 2010

The Basilica Of Bom Jesus - Goa

Location : Old Goa,10 Km from Panaji
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica has 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
infant Jesus.It is considered as one of the best examples of baroque
architecture in India.
Construction work on the church began in 1594 and was consecrated in May of
1605 by Archbishop, Dom Fr. Aleixo de Menezes. This world heritage monument
has emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity. It contains the body
of St. Francis Xavier.

2 comments:

Trav Themes said...

Very nice post on Basilica de Bom Jesus it is very impressive to me

Thanks for sharing :)

dimpy roy said...

Good one. Though the architecture of the church is not ornate, the marble floor is embedded with precious stones and is much of a wonder for visitors. It's the only church in Goa that has no plaster layers on the exteriors. Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the chief attractions of Goa and sees a steady trickle of visitors all along the year. Explore all best hotels in Goa also.

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