Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India (1)
Basilica of Bom Jesus is an ancient revered catholic site and it’s greatest treasure - the preserves or the remains of Saint Francis Xavier who was viewed as the Apostle of the East for his work in the evangelization of Asia. The basilica is located in Old Goa which was the former capital of Portuguese India.
When visiting the only basilica in Goa you must view - apart from the Statue of St. Francis Xavier and the main altar with carvings and gilding, gilded reredos with the statues of St. Ignatius and the Infant Jesus, Sacristy – chest containing the Golden Rose, Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Modern art gallery paintings, especially 'The Last Judgement' and 'Genesis'...
The Basilica of Bom Jesus along with many ancient churches, chapels and covents in Goa - is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Goa?