Church of Bom Jesus

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    Location: CR3M+HRV, Moti Daman, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu 396220, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 Hour.

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    Bom Jesus Church (Church) is located in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu in India. Moti Daman is a nearby area or landmark. Showcasing some fine Portuguese craftsmanship, this 450-year-old church is so well-maintained that it still looks as good as new. The church door itself gives you a glimpse of the architectural wonder you will witness inside. 


    Church of Bom JesusAmazing place for morning walk, jogging, exercise, meditation etc. as it provides the user with fresh and natural air. There you will also find some sitting places. For tea lovers, the great thing is that the tea shop isn’t very far, you just have to walk there. Facility of public toilet is also provided there.


    Founded in 1559 and consecrated in 1603, the Cathedral of Bom Jesus is a masterful example of the brilliant engineering art of the Portuguese. The intricately carved entrances, ornate interiors and artistic wooden altars of this temple have withstood the test of time. The richly carved gateway on the south, with elevated facade and high ceiling, is adorned with elegantly carved figures of six saints. Echoing the principles of traditional Roman art and architecture, the church dedicated to Bom Jesus attracts a large number of both tourists and pilgrims.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Church of Bom JesusThe pulpit of the church is so intricately carved that you can see every minute detail there. The wooden altars are also beautifully carved and painted in complimentary coolers of red, blue and gold and add to the aesthetic appeal of the church. The church showcases the perfect blend of Roman ecclesiastical art and the sheer talent of Portuguese craftsmen, making it the best place to get in touch with your inner spirituality.

    Opening Hours

    24 hours 7days a week

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee. 

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airports to Daman are Mumbai (170 km) and Surat (90 km). Flights to Mumbai are easily available from all major airports in the country. Surat is connected by flight from Delhi. The nearest international airport is Mumbai. From the airport, one can hire a taxi to reach his desired place. 

    By Rail: The nearest railway station to Daman is Vapi, which is about 12 km away.  It is located on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route of the Western Railways and is about 170 km from Mumbai and 90 km from Surat. Major Delhi-Mumbai and Mumbai-Ahmedabad bound trains stop at this station. Travelers traveling to Daman by train can get down at Vapi and reach Daman by local bus or taxi, otherwise from the station, one can hire a taxi to reach his desired place. 

    By Road: Daman is easily accessible by road and is connected to some major cities nearby with a well-maintained road system. Vapi, at a distance of 12 km, is located on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad National Highway and is easily connected to Daman by road. The city is located 170 km from Mumbai, 360 km from Ahmedabad, 768 km from Diu, 110 km from Surat, and 300 km from Vadodara. 

    Tips for Travellers

    You can collect oysters, shellfish and other sea marks and swim or have fun in the sea, but don’t forget to protect it as its water is shallow. 


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Inside the church building photography and videography are prohibited.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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