The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a monument typical of the classic forms of plane architecture, introduced by the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits. The façade, which is of granite, represents features of five styles of architecture: Roman, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian and Composite. It is a large single Nave structure built (1595-1605) and paid for with legacies left by Dom Jeronimo Mascarenhas, a wealthy Portuguese Captain of Cochin.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport, which is about 25km away.
The nearest railway station is Carambolim railway station which is just 15 minutes drive.
Basilica of Bom Jesus can be reached from Panjim by bus. Private transport such as cabs are also available.