Top 5 Places to visit in Panjim

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Miramar Beach - Panjim

The main beach in the heart of the city, this is just a few minutes drive from the Panjim Main Market. Being is such a location, this beach is almost everytime crowded. The scenic beauty is awesome and the main reason is that this is the mouth of the Mandovi River. The slope of the beach is gentle and thus this place is ideal for swimming. You can also go for a morning or evening walk along the beach or sit and enjoy some snacks sold by the sellers who sit on the shores. This is however not the best beach if you are seeking one with lot of serenity and peacefulness.
Gita Madhu

21 Followers, 5 Reviews


The atmosphere is quite peaceful. One could sit here, enjoy the sight of sunset and relax. It's not a crowded beach like Calangute.
Nancy Nance

686 Followers, 187 Reviews


Now this time Goa really amazed me. Street food, that to in Goa. Yesss, I was really excited to try it. I am not a foodie person but when I see street food I am gone. I saw it while going to Dona Paula Jetty. Entry fee: NIL How to Reach: 5 kms from Panaji, Goa Recommended Length of Visit: 1-2 hrs Tips: Must visit to see the sunset. It will be a lifetime experience. Facts: Awesome street food and that to with local people. It was really one of the best experience in Goa I had.
Gautam Modi

408 Followers, 76 Reviews


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Things to do
swimming, picnics, photography, walking
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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church - Panjim

A beautiful church in the shape of a wedding cake, this was built in the year 1541 by the Portuguese. The original church here was not at all like this and it was a much bigger one which was replaced by the one we see now. The present church was built in the year 1619, in the time when this village was not at all popular. This church is one reason why people started knowing about this place more and more as the sailors from Lisbon used to pray here and thank the Lord because they could cross the sea safely. After the prayers they would continue their journey to Ela, in North Goa. The church is extremely well maintained and looks the best at night when it looks like a shining star with so many lights. The Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is held over year on the 8th of December every month.
Aditya Sen

332 Followers, 45 Reviews


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.
Karthik Rao V

371 Followers, 70 Reviews


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.
Veeral Pathak

393 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
worship, history tours
Open Hours
Monday- 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
Budget
Free

Miramar - Panjim

This is the beach area in the center of the capital city of Panjim. The beach was originally named as the Porta de Gaspar Dias by the Portuguese but was later known as the Miramar Beach simply. This is where the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea take place. The easy location of this beach is the reason tourists come here everyday. Also, regular programs, musical and dance events are organized here thus attracting even more tourists. There are many cafes and restauarants nearby for you to just hop out of the beach and hop into one of these. The number of educational institutions including schools and colleges make this place even more popular.
Miramar Beach is the closest to Panjim. Though a lot of tourist do not visit this, the beach has a different charm to offer. Relaxing on the beach by enjoying spicy and street food from the stall can be a better option sometimes. This place also offers a breath-taking sunset along with the cool and preachy wind.
Smaranika Das

789 Followers, 8 Reviews


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Things to do
swimming, picnics, photography, walking
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Goa State Museum - Panjim

Also known as the State Archeology Musseum, this was built in the year 1977 and has a number of galleries inside. This is a simple place where you find exhibits on everything from archeology, art, craft and culture of this small state. There are even ain and Hindu bronze statues and many items of the Portuguese Era including furniture, coins, chariots, lottery machines and much more. The furniture portion is probably the most attractive out of all.
Located in the capital city of Goa, the famous Goa State Museum is one of the best attractions in the state which is highly popular in history enthusiastic and travel freaks. It has sculptures dating back to the 4th century and has 12 popular Galleries in it. The location, the history and the ethnicity makes it a must visit place in Goa for people who love art and inclined towards religious activities.
Karthik Rao V

371 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Open Hours
Monday- Saturday- 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday closed
Budget
Free

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - Panjim

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.
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.
Gautam Modi

408 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
worship, history tours
Open Hours
Monday- 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
Budget
Free

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