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Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, GoaBasilica of Bom Jesus is a finest paradigm of majestic Baroque architecture and scared legacy in Goa. A construction of 1965, the church Bom Jesus is considered as a Mirror of the town Basilica. It is the first church in India festooned with the status of world Heritage Monument, dedicated to infant Jesus. Enshrines the sacred remains of St. Francis Xavier, a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), who came in Goa in1542. The literal meaning of the church is “Infant Jesus” or “God Jesus”.

Basilica of Bom Jesus is measured to be richest church in Goa, wrapped with marble and inlaid with valuable stones and paintings. It is an imposing edifice endowed with a plethora of basalt trimmings, at the top of the façade there remains a quadrangle carved in basalt to figure the decoration, illustrating the symbol of Society of Jesus. The ground floor has three portals bearing three corresponding elongated windows whereas three circular windows generously decorating the second floor of the church. A modern art gallery has beautifully attached with Bom Jesus making Goa a worth traveling place. This Art Gallery, nearby Bom Jesus, is extremely visited because of having the title of first and largest art Gallery in Asia.
The time schedule for the visitors of the basilica Bom Jesus is from 6 am to 6:30 pm. Everyday. The adornment in true Bquearo method complete with curves and embellishments, its design was inspired from St. Paul church. The portico of Basilica of Bom Jesus is a visual glee pompous a mixture of Ionic, Doric and Corinthian styles in the columns. Admired for the mortal remains of Goa's patron St. Francis Xavier, church of Bom Jesus is a world-class spot of Christian devotees.


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