Goa: Day 3
Updated: May 29, 2020
As you may have already read about my first 2 days in Goa on my blog, http://theblossomdiary.com/goa-day1and2/ here is my experience of my last day.
The way too small trip of ours was coming to an end and it was our last day for some sightseeing. We first saw Basilica of Bom Jesus where the mortal remains of Francis Xavier are buried. The body of Francis Xavier was first taken to Portuguese Malacca and two years later shipped back to Goa. It is said that the saint’s body was as fresh as the day it was buried. The UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts many tourists especially during the public viewing of his body every ten years (last held in 2014).
The next attraction we saw was the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate, located in Panjim, which was built in 1609. It's very beautiful. The Church conducts mass every day in English, Konkani, and Portuguese. This church houses the ancient bell that was removed from the Augustinian ruins of the Church of Our Lady of Grace in the once famed city of Old Goa. This bell is considered to be the second-largest of its kind in Goa, surpassed only by the Golden Bell which resides in the Sé Cathedral in Old Goa.
After the church, we went to the Miramar beach. This beach was our last stop before leaving Goa so we didn’t waste a single second on the beach. I hope the pictures below say enough.
Our trip to Goa was amazing. We just wished we had more time...
I hope you all enjoyed reading this and if any of you are planning a trip to Goa, then don’t forget to check out my next blog about the top few things do in Goa http://theblossomdiary.com/top-few-of-goa/