A state full of attractions, there is much to see in Goa, such as the numerous historical monuments, as well as lovely landscapes – beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and forests. The most famous sights of Goa are its churches and convents, which are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
The most famous of all churches in Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus – one of the most revered churches in Asia, which holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. He is regarded by many Catholics as the patron saint of Goa. Once every twelve years, the body is taken down for veneration and for public viewing. Other famous churches include the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, The Se Cathedral, and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.
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