Old Goa Churches

Old Goa Churches

 

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 Old Goa Churches

Is a UNESCO World Heritage site where the mortal remains of the revered Patron Saint of Goa Saint Francis Xavier lie in a casket behind the altar. This Basilica of Bom Jesus church is a true example of Baroque architecture. One of Goa’s oldest churches, its construction was started in 1594 and was consecrated in 1605 by Archbishop Dom Father Aleixo de Menezes. There is an exposition every ten years to venerate the body of this Saint. The next exposition will be held in the year 2024. The feast of St. Francis Xavier is celebrated here every year on the 3rd of December. The novenas begin on the 24th of November. Pilgrims flock from neighboring areas to pay their respects to the saint. It is also a public holiday in the state of Goa.

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