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.

Bom Jesus Church


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.


Visiting Hours

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 −

  • Five-Star Hotels

    • 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

  • Four-Star Hotels

    • 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

  • Three-Star Hotels

    • 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 CafĂ© n Resort located at Morjim

    • Divar Island Retreat located at Divar

    • Colva Residency located at Colva