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Basilica of Bom Jesus Church - Overview
Basilica of Bom Jesus is a church situated in Old Goa. The church has been listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bom Jesus means Holy Jesus or infant Jesus.The outer walls of the church were plastered by using lime plaster but was later stripped off. The church has the tomb of Saint Francis Xavier who died while he was on his way to China.
Goa is a state in India and comes under a coastal region named Konkan. Many tourists from India and abroad come to visit the place due to its beaches, churches and other monuments. The history of Goa dates back to the Mauryan rule. After Mauryas, Goa was ruled by many dynasties and last of them were Portuguese.
The church can be visited from 9:00am to 6:30pm from Monday to Saturday while on Sundays the timing is 10:30am to 6:30pm. The church also opens on the public holidays. It takes around one hour to visit the whole church.
There is no entry fee to visit the church. Tourists can come here any time during visiting hours and visit the church.
Best time to visit
As Goa is situated on the sea shore so tourists can visit Goa and the church any time. The best time to visit Goa is between October and January but the months of monsoon from June to September make Goa more beautiful.
Where to Stay?
There are more than 1400 hotels in Goa where tourists can get their accommodation. The hotels range from inexpensive budget hotels to expensive five-star hotels. Tourists can also stay in resorts and guest houses which provide a comfortable stay. Good service is offered in all kinds of hotels. Some of the hotels in Goa are as follows −
Hotel Park Prime located at Panjim
Chances Resort & Casino located at Dona Paula
Bogmallo Beach resort located at Bogmalo
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort located at Cavelossim
Novotel Goa Shrem Hotel located at Bardez
Pinto Rosario Square Resort & Spa located at Bardez
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort located at Calangute
De Alturas Resort located at Candolim
Sukhmantra Resort and Spa located at Candolim
Aromiaa Villas located at Arpora
Palacio De Goa located at Panjim
Tangerine Resort located at Calangute
Joia Do Mar Resort located at Calangute
Paradise Village Beach Resort located at Calangute
Annapurna Vishram Dham located at Baga
Budget or Two-Star Hotels
Treebo XEC Residency located at Margao
The Rivasa Resort located at Calangute
Hotel Sai Baga located at Baga
Atlanta Beach resort located at Calangute
Rahi Coral Beach resort located at Calangute
Cheap or One-Star Hotels
Hotel Blessings located at Panjim
Sangolda Greenz located at Bardez
Goan Café n Resort located at Morjim
Divar Island Retreat located at Divar
Colva Residency located at Colva