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Constructed in the late sixteenth century, Bom Jesus is part of the UNESCO world heritage site list. The body of Saint Francis Zavier, a roman catholic, lies in the basilica. It is also where it gets the name from. However, the body of the saint was not buried here initially. His body was taken to Portugal at the time of his death and was shipped to Goa after two years of his demise. There are many religious things to do in the Basilica of Bom Jesus as it acts as a church. However, its historic importance and the fact that it is one of the oldest churches of Goa also make it worth visiting. The church was completed in the early seventeenth century and has been operating till this day. Even though it is a prayer mansion for the Christians, you can visit it to admire the skill with which it was built. The mausoleum itself took ten years before it was completed and the casket that contains Bom Jesus’s body is made of silver. The Basilica also contains a beautiful art gallery on the upper level which gives you another reason to visit the church. Among all the things to do in India, a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a must.