Established in 1559 and consecrated in 1603, Cathedral of Bom Jesus is a masterful specimen of the brilliant engineering artistry of the Portuguese. The intricately carved gateways, ornate interiors and artistic wooden altars of this shrine have withstood the test of time. The richly carved entrance to the south, with the elevated façade and lofty ceiling, is embellished with the aesthetically carved statues of six saints. Echoing the ethos of traditional Roman art and architecture, the church dedicated to Bom Jesus draws both, tourists and pilgrims, in large numbers.