Basilica of Bom Jesus

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    • The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, a major tourist attraction, would be closed for visitors for a month for restoration.

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    • The Basilica of Bom Jesus is part of the Churches and Convents of Goa listed under UNESCOs World Heritage List.
    • It contains the tomb of St Francis-Xavier, illustrating the evangelization and spread of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art forms in Asia where missions were established.
    • It was adapted to suit native conditions through use of local materials and artifacts, also known as Indo-Portuguese styles.
    • It is one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World.

    Source: HT