Basilica of Bom Jesus

About Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa

The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Basilica of Good Jesus is located in Old Goa, around nine kilometers from Panaji.The Jesuit church is India’s first Minor Basilica, and is considered as one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.It contains the mortal remains of Goa's patron St. Francis Xaviera very close friend of St. Ignatius Loyola with whom he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).This is one of the oldest churches in Goa and is carpeted with marble flooring and inlaid with precious stones.The church also holds paintings with scenes taken from the life of St. Francis Xavier.