Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located in Goa, India. It was completed in 1605 and holds the rests of St. Francis Xavier. In 1986 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with other churches and convents of Goa.

More info on the UNESCO site.

Casket with sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

Dona Paula, Goa

Dona Paula, Goa


Dona Paula is a village and tourist destination in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa. Today it houses the National Institute of Oceanography. There are many popular tales about the sculpture on the right of the picture, the most popular urban legend is that the daughter of  a Viceroy jumped off the cliff when she was refused permission to marry a fisherman. Thanks to Akhil.