The azure sky, swaying green coconut trees and the white plastering makes this church look true to its name. This imposing white coloured church which stands right in the middle of city is one of the prominent structures in Panjim. Situated at a distance of about 200 meters from the Mandovi river front, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception has been existent from the middle of 16th century. Well known for its double staircase, the church has three towers of which the middle one houses the bell. This is the most famous church in Panjim and is also one of the first to be built in Goa.
The main altar inside the church is built in renaissance style and is dedicated to Mary Immaculate. There are two more altars on the sides which has Crucified Jesus on one and Our Lady of Rosary on the other. The building also has a chapel dedicated to St. Francis Xavier.The church gets lit up in the evening and from what I have heard, it is a magnificent sight.
Signing Note- Truly an immaculate looking church...!!
Location- Panjim city, Goa
Happy Diwali to all...!!
That is a beautiful structure isn't it. Had heard about it but never visited.ReplyDelete
It indeed is a very beautiful structure. With that lovely background, the white church looks awesome.Delete
Churches have been my favorite and Goa scores hands down in that respect. You have captured this nicely :)ReplyDelete
Thank you. The churches in Goa are simply magnificent.Delete
Lovely captures. I visited Panjim but never had the opportunity to come across this beauty. Will make sure to visit it next time.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandeep. It is a must visit.Delete
Fantastic shots. It is long time, since I visited this place.ReplyDelete
beautiful church.. blue sky background makes more beautifulReplyDelete
happy diwali !
thanks for sharing
I could not visit this church but the altar has lot of resemblance with Basilica of Bom Jesus.ReplyDelete
Yeah, looks similar.Delete
nice shots...beautiful naration... congratulations..ReplyDelete
Thanks Shaiju. Keep visiting.Delete
Are you also going there for Xmas or new year? that used to be my favorite trip :)ReplyDelete
I think i might end up on the shores of Goa for new year. :)Delete
What a wonderful looking church.ReplyDelete
It indeed is a beautiful place of prayer.Delete
Immaculate building and pictures too, Niranjan. :)ReplyDelete
Only Church that has Sunday Mass in Portuguese ;)ReplyDelete
This church is not at all identical to any other church in Goa or India...it is a copy of Bom Jesus De Braga, Portugal :)))ReplyDelete
That is a lot of interesting facts. Keep showering more. Thanks Encyclopedia. :)Delete