Panaji is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Panaji one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Panaji is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Panaji or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Panaji. Explore the historical monuments of Panaji with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Panaji guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Panaji page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Panaji landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Panaji.
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...
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Verem, Bardez, Goa 403114, India
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
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 ...
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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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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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Althino, Panaji (Panjim), Goa
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 ro...
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MG Road, Near Head Quarters, Ozari, Panjim, Goa 403001, India
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 gove...
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near Fontainhas, Altinho, Panaji (Panjim), Goa 403001, India
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 contr...