Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Panaji is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Panaji a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Panaji.
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Even though only parts of this fort remain it is still very beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Built by the Portugese and the Marathas the fort is a wonderful amalgamation of the two cultures. This is very apparent in its architecture.
The primary purpose of the fort was to keep prisoners and to provide freshwater to the sailors. The cells of ...
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Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is a very well-known Church in Goa. It is a beautiful Basilica and is known for its simplicity and elegance. The architecture is of baroque style and it this type of design is rarely seen in a country like India.
It is famous for the glass case which holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier and the...
Shantadurga is the form the goddess Parvati took to mediate a violent quarrel between Vishnu and Shiva. This strikingly beautiful temple is dedicated to her. It was built in the reign of Maratha ruler Chattrapati Shahu of Satara in about 1738 A.D. Nestled into the foot of a lushly green hill, the temple's architecture fuses Indian and Portuguese st...
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Panjim, Goa 403001, India
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
There used to be a chapel here in the 16th century, which sailors would visit after landing before the went further inland. Eventually they built this regal Baroque church to replace the chapel. It was completed in 1609, a bright white Portuguese building. Check out the zig-zagging stairways, added in the 18th century. Also, the bell in the belfry ...
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Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110, India
07:30 am - 06:30 pm
The structure you see here today was erected on 1661, though there has been a church on this location since 1521. Its architecture is a mixture of Corinthian, Baroque and Tucson. Note the two towers. Inside, note the two large statues - one of St. Francis of Assisi and the other of Christ. The artwork around the church's interior depicts and descri...
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Assagao – Anjuna Road, Bardez, Assagao, Goa, 403507, India
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Of all the churches of Old Goa, this one is by the reckoning of many the most exquisite. Built in 1661, the architecture is Corinthian, lime-plastered laterite blocks, with two towers for the belfry. Intricate floral designs decorate the walls. But the most striking sight inside would be the lovely and ornate wooden altar Our Lady of Divine Provide...
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Situated next to Mushtifund Saunthan Panaji, Dada Vaidhya Road, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
08:00 am - 08:30 pm
The portuguese were in Goa for 300 years before they would allow the construction of a Hindu temple in 1818. They dedicated to the goddess of wealth. This temple has only one other real claim to fame. In the 16th century, after the Portuguese invaded, the idol of this deity was transported and hidden secretly in various places. Today the temple is ...
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Ella, Goa 403110, India
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Afonso de Albuquerque himself built this church in 1519. Like other churches in Goa, it is made from laterite plastered with lime mortar, and it is white. What you're really here to see is the view. The church on top of a secluded hill that looks over sweeping views of Old Goa, Divar, Chorao islands and the Mandovi River. Inside, the church has thr...
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In front of the Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim (Panaji), Goa, India
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located in front of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim, the Church Square has art galleries, eateries and a number of shops that sell everything from clothes to accessories. You will also find many hotels here preferred over the busy hotels in Baga.
The nearby Mondovi river has a pleasant waterfront where you can walk.
The circle is decorat...
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Our Lady of Hope (Nossa Senhora da Esperenca), Candolim, Bardez, Goa 403 515
Our Lady of Hope Church which is also known as Candolim church is a well known at simple yet elegant church in Goa. The church building has a serene while colour and a beautiful ol timey look to it. This church is lesser known and hence definitely a place you should try to check out. The candolim beach which is near by is also one of the long...
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08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Canasaulim Church is an old Church not far inland from Canasaulim beach. This old church is a wonderful historic building as it was built in the 1500s and then renovated in the 1600s. This pretty church which is painted whilte is a beautiful reminder of the past.
There is also a school constructed nearby which is named after St. Thomas who was clos...
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Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panjim, Goa 403001
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
The Panaji State Central Library is home to varied books that cover everything from history, literature to science and is a ‘must-visit’ for book lovers. The architecture of the place is beautiful with art accents added throughout the premises. The library is spread across 6 floors and caters to people of all ages.
The 4th floor is a ra...
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Althino, Panaji, Panjim, Goa 403601, India
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Built in the late 19th century, the Bishop's Palace is loved for its simple yet regal architecture. The Palace is located in Altinho on a hillock that overlooks Panjim and is a major tourist attraction.
The Coat of arms at the entrance which belonged to Goa’s first patriarch- Dom Antonio Sebastio Valente.
Christmas eve s...
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Monte Santo, Velha, GA
08:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Church and Monastery of St. Augustine is an old ruin in Goa. But it truly is the most magnificent ruin there ever was. This place used to be an imposing and beautiful looking church but now all that remains is a few stone walls and other vestiges.
Even though the ruins one can make out a rough outline of a massive church that used to be. One ca...
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Bandiwade, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401, India
08:30 am - 08:30 pm
The Naugesh Temple about 25 kilometers from Panaji is the most important religious place for Hindus in Goa. The temple is dedicated to the Goan God “Naugesh” or “Naugeshi”. There is a beautiful stone tablet at the entrance which dates back to 1413 AD.
Another fascinating thing about the temple is The sanctuary which has an o...