Panjim Capital City
Goa State Museum
Located in EDC Complex in Patto – Panjim, showcases Goa’s historical and cultural traditions, antiques, art paintings and much more.
Open: Mon – Fri, from 09.30 - 17.30 hours. Closed: Sat, Sun.
Fontainhas & São Tomé
Old Heritage Latin Quarter in Panjim, with its Mediterranean appearance, narrow streets and overhanging balconies of ancient Portuguese style houses. It’s name is from the natural springs on the hillside. Things to see – Chapel of St. Sebastian, Fonte Phoenix (spring) and São Tomé area.
A hill neighborhood, boasts of good views of the River Mandovi and the capital city. Known for its beautiful Portuguese houses, the main attraction is the Bishop’s palace, imposing building completed in 1893.
Church of Immaculate Conception – Panjim Church Square
The Church of Immaculate Conception (also called the Panjim church), has a very imposing presence at the Church square and has been featured in many Hollywood / Bollywood movies. Designed in Baroque architecture.
18th June Road
The shopping street for all you die-hard shopaholics. From colorful hippie clothing, local designers to brand names, this street has it all.
IFFI Building, Kala Academy and Campal Gardens / Promenade
Goa is the permanent venue of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which takes place last week of Nov, every year. Kala Academy is a prominent cultural centre that promotes and nurtures local art, having regular art exhibitions. The famous Campal Promenade that runs along the River Mandovi, is very scenic, lush with age old trees and beautiful Portuguese style houses. Worth the walk!
A respite for the local Panjim-ites, the Miramar beach is situated at the confluence of River Mandovi and Arabian Sea.
Dona Paula Jetty
The jetty provides for fantastic sunset views of the Mormugao Harbour, Arabian Sea and the surroundings. Popular movie shooting location. Also available are water sports – jet skiing, para sailing, kayaking etc.
Evening Cruise on River Mandovi
A perfect way to end the day spent in the city. River cruises leave from the Panjim Jetty, choose any one, hop on and enjoy an one hour’s river cruise featuring local folk dances.