Top Historical Places in Panaji

Are you looking to explore the history of Panaji through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Panaji including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Panaji. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Panaji ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Panaji, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Panaji for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Panaji with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Aguada Fort

    Tags: Light House, Architecture , Fort

    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 the prison were designed in such a way that ver...Read more
  2. Basilica Of Bom Jesus

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 there are many interesting stories about the remai...Read more
  3. Reis Magos Fort

    Tags: Fort

    Though not as famous as Fort Aguada, this smaller fort actually predates the larger one by about half a century. Built in 1551, it was enlarged over the centuries, and proved to be decisive against the Maratha armies in the 18th century. Visitors ought to check out the commanding view it has of the land and the sea, and the 33 guns that defend its walls. Later used as a prison, the fort eventua...Read more
  4. Cansaulim Church Image
    ©

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    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 closely associated with the church. There is also a...Read more
  5. Bishop's Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    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. Highlights include: The Coat of arms at the entrance which belonged to Goa’s first patriarch- Dom Antonio Sebastio Valente. Christmas eve sees the Palace at its best when the whole place...Read more
  6. Church And Monastery Of St Augustine

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Monastery

    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 can unfortunately only imagine the splendor and b...Read more
  7. Statue Of Abbe Faria

    Tags: Statue

    The Statue of Abbe Faria hypnotising a woman has an interesting story to it. Before becoming famous as the originator of hypnotism, Abbe Faria played a rather unique role in Indian history as a conspirator against the Portuguese and British rule in India and tipped top secret news to the envoys of Tipu Sultan among others. He played an important role during the Pinto revolts in 1787 and after i...Read more
  8. Azad Maidan

    Tags: Garden, Monument

    The garden isn't exactly attractive, but it is distinctive for the small Corinthian style pavilion in the centre. The pavilion is a monument to Dr Tristao de Braganza Cunha, revered in Goa as a freedom fighter. Once upon a time the statue of Portuguese general Afonso de Albuquerque stood at this spot. The location is surrounded on all sides by government and other buildings-Police Headquarters,...Read more
  9. Statue Of General Dr Miguel Caetano Dias Image
    ©

    Tags: Statue

    Dr. Miguel Caetano Dias was the first and only Goan to be honored as “General" by Government of Portugal in the Portuguese Medical Corps. Dr. Miguel Dias was honored by may awards for his medical accomplishments during his active years and even today is regarded as one of the foremost Goan medical doctors. Today, his Bust represents his contributions to Goa and a visit to the small garden...Read more