Best time to visit11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open hoursMonday- Saturday- 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, English Mass- 8:00 AM
Things to doworship, history tours
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank6 out of 99 attractions in Panaji
Built in the year 1619, this church looks unique because of its design which is like a Christian Wedding Cake. The church was built by the Portuguese by replacing what was an even bigger church. The previous church was built in the 16th Century. Over the years there have been many additions and beautifications made to this church and this is also one reason for which it stands steady whereas the main church of Goa is almost in ruins in spite of being built in the 18th Century. This was earlier the place where the sailors from Lisbon used to halt and pray to thank the lord for their safety and then head towards Ela in the North Goa.
Places to stay near Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Reviews • 7
The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is located in Panjim, Goa, India. The colonial Portuguese Baroque style church was first built in 1541 as a chapel by the Portuguese, was replaced by a larger church in the 1600s, then in colonial Portuguese Goa. The church is located in Panaji, with the Municipal Gardens to its southeast in the foreground. The site was the location of a colonial port landing, where ships sailing from Lisbon made first call and where sailors disembarked, before they proceeding further inland to Ela (now Old Goa), which was the capital of Goa until the 19th century. A laterite walkway and a straight line of thin palm trees were part of the scene around the church.
Evening we went to Baga one of the most happening and popular beach with youngsters, buzzing with energy and crowd, lot of restaurants and pubs on both the sides of the street with loud music , karaoke and lively atmosphere, All good pubs and restaurants are here. Titos street we tried few restaurants, Sipping cocktails, checking the crowd and enjoying different ambience. Lastly ended up in TIttos cafe again one of my Favourite open restaurants. *Things to See in Panjim Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church Basilica of Bom Jesus Se Cathedral, Dona Paula etc*Old Goa is congested so two wheeler makes it easy to roam around than compared to four wheeler*Baga has many Restaurants, pubs and lounges Tittos and Mambos are one of the oldest and popular* Baga is located 19 km north of Panaji Day4
The next day we visited Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church at Panjim. It is one of the oldest church in Goa. It was beautiful. It was so peaceful, so serene, and so so so lovely. I could relate to some Bollywood movies shot here. (I am a truly Bollywood person!)Just on the lane opposite to it was Kamat hotel. I got excited seeing the name cuz it was familiar. We have Kamat Hotel in Hyderabad and it served South Indian tiffins too. Dosa, Idly, Vada, Upma etc. We had a filling breakfast. And again headed towards the beach.It was our last day in Goa. Every possible dishes, cocktails, services we could think of, we tried it all that day. All the last moment shopping too.
One of the oldest churches in Goa and dating back to the 15th century, this famous church is a very popular tourist attraction in Goa. The backdrop of the main altar is magnificent which is mainly dedicated to the Mary Immaculate which makes it a must visit place in Goa. Outside the church is a shopping area and the place is specially a treat if you visit in the Christmas time of the year.
This church is very much famous among Bollywood. if any movie will shot in Goa then this Church is mandatory to show. Featured in Josh, Mujhse Shadi Karogi, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani. This is really a Master Piece and a must visit church in Old Goa. Entry fee: NIL How to Reach: 9 kms from Basilica of Bom Jesus(Old Goa) Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hr Tips: Go in the evening- around 3-4 pm Facts: Featured in many Bollywood Films.
The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is at Church square in Panjim. It is among Goa's earliest churches built in the mid 16th century. It was completely rebuilt in 1619. The massive bell atop the church was constructed in Portugal and was originally at St Augustine's Church (which I have reviewed separately). After the St Augustine's church collapsed, the bell was kept at the Fort Aguada Lighthouse for a while and then in the 1870s brought to this church. The Panjim Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is placed on the hillside and just high above the Idalco Palace built by Adil Shah.