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DESTINATION INDIA, GOA : OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, PANJIM

Situated on a hillock facing the square below, surrounded by green coconut trees, the church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Panjim is the most beautiful and magnificently designed church. The Church very often referred to as the Panjim Church or Ora Pro Nobis Church. (Ora Pro Nobis means Pray for us), the church got this name as the same is engraved on the church, thus, many people refer to it by that name. 

The Church initially was a small The colonial PortugueseBaroque stylechapel which was built in the year of 1541, but it was then in the mid - 17th century the chapel was reconstructed. The church structure that we see today was built way later, considering the second largest bell which was brought something around 1800s. Following which in the nineteenth century we see the front of the church was constructed with the symmetrical zigzag staircases, thus, completing the church structure that we see today. Due to it being strategically located, the church provides an overvi…

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