BASILICA DE BOM JESUS

1. Façade

This is the only Goan church not covered in lime plaster. The Baroque structure blends Doric, Corinthian, Ionic and composite styles in its three-tiered façade. At the top on a quadrangular pediment is an intricately carved basalt stone tablet, which features the Jesuit motto, IHS or Iaeus Hominum Salvator, meaning “Jesus the Saviour” in Greek.

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Imposing façade of Basilica de Bom Jesus

2. Chapel of St Francis Xavier

Inside the basilica is a chapel where the relics of St Francis Xavier are kept. The interior of this chapel has paintings, depicting scenes from the life of the saint.

3. Tomb of St Francis ...

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