Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, Old Goa

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Take a trip to the Basilica of Bom Jesus to visit Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. The UNESCO-protected church was consecrated in 1605, making it one of the oldest churches in Goa. Step inside to see the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, one of the founders of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The silver casket containing the saint's remains sits on top of an impressive mausoleum, which took 10 years to construct. Admire the impressive architecture, murals depicting the life of St. Francis Xavier, and the elaborate gilded backdrop of the altar. Walk along the marble floor, inlaid with precious stones. Every 10 years, thousands of devotees flock to the site to see an exhibition of the body of St. Francis Xavier, hoping to benefit from his supposed miraculous healing powers. For Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and beyond, use our Goa trip maker site to get the most from your Goa vacation.
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  • Calm peace tranquility reverence zen. Whatever your inner restful reflective state you won’t be disappointed.  more »
  • In this holy place tests the mortsl remains of St. Francis Xavier revered by people worldwide. It’s a lovely old building and its important to know that you must buy candles well outside the premises ...  more »
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