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Basilica Of Bom Jesus

400 Year Old Roman Church

Rating4.5(27,599)
Goa Velha, Goa
Sights & Landmarks > Churches/ Cathedrals
Basilica of Bom Jesus was consecrated in 1605 by archbishop, Dom Fr. Aleixo de Menezes. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site holding a prominent position in the heart of Christianity. It is the essence of Baroque architecture - predominant element of this church is the glided golden altar while the rest of the structure is kept simple for a serene touch. The basilica was initially built with a vaulted ceiling and it was replaced with a simple one made with wood. It holds the mortal remains of St. show more

Something unique

It is one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World.

Tips from insiders

  • We would advise you to be dressed modestly as it is a religious place.
  • There are mass being held at different times, so plan accordingly (check http://bomjesus.org/masses-and-services/).
  • You even have an art gallery to behold!