The Basilica of Bom Jesus is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in Daman; it is also one of the most revered churches in the world. The construction of this massive church began in the year 1559 AD and was completed and then consecrated in 1603 AD. Tourists who visit this church will find one of the finest examples of the intricate Portuguese - Roman architecture across the state in this church. Tourists can visit this church and see this testament to the faith and skill of the architects who created a wooden altar that has been painted gold, as well as the six saints of this church who have been commemorated with the most intricately designed statues. This place is also a major pilgrimage destination and so gets to see a large number of devotees from across the world coming to pay obeisance at the Cathedral of Bom Jesus.