Religious Tourism In India – Goa Churches – Church of Mary Immaculate Conception Panjim Goa

Located at city heart of Panjim city, Church of Mary is one among the earliest constructed churches of Goa. Historically this majestic church is said to be constructed in the year 1541, As per the popular legend Church of Mary Immaculate Conception was rebuild at present location some time around 1619, only after the Panaji became the capital of Portuguese ruled Goa.
Though inside the church there is quite simple or almost none decoration but with magnificent architecture and adjacent scenic surroundings church looks very fabulous. Church of Mary Immaculate Conception, Panaji at night appears a marvelous construction with highly beautiful and picturesque display of light.
Main altar of church is dedicated to Mary Immaculate and two other altars are dedicated to Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Rosary. There are marble statues of St Paul and one of St Peter at the side of each altar. Church also have chapel of St. Francis Xavier, towards the south of the main altar.
Church of Mary Immaculate Conception is renowned world over for having 2nd largest church bell in the world. Till the 1841 this great bell was part of Church of Our Lady of Grace located in Old Goa and shifted here.
Feast of Immaculate Conception is held every year on the 8th December to mark the celebrations of conception of Lord Jesus by Mother Mary. Several thousands of devotees from all parts of world gathered at church for this celebration.


Vital Tourist Information : Church of Mary Immaculate Conception

Religion : Christianity - Catholic Church


God / Deity : Jesus


Festivals / Celebrations :
Feast of Immaculate Conception is held every year on the 8th December to mark the celebrations of conception of Lord Jesus by Mother Mary.
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima - celebrated by the native people towards the end of May.


Construction Era : Year 1541 - Reconstructed some time around 1619.


Architecture : Indo Portuguese Style


City : Panjim


State : Goa [India]


Region : South West India


Interesting Information :
Church of Mary Immaculate Conception is renowned world over for having 2nd largest church bell in the world. Till the 1841 this great bell was part of Church of Our Lady of Grace located in Old Goa and shifted here.


How To Reach : Church of Mary Immaculate Conception


Basic Travel Info : Basic Travel Info :
Church of Mary Immaculate Conception is best accessible from Panjim, capital of Beach Paradise state Goa. Here are the travel Guide for Panjim.
Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Panjim is accessible on train journey by nearest railway station Madgaon which is important halt for Kokan railway trains and originating source for many daily trains leading to Delhi , Mumbai, Kolhapur, Bangalore etc.
Road Travel / Bus Route :
Panjim or Panaji is best access by road travel. Panjim is well connected by government and private luxury buses with all near by cities in Karnataka and Maharashtra state.
Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Panjim have own airport for domestic and international flights which is located at Dablolim about 30km from the city heart


Local Transportation :
Being located at city heart of Panjim, Church of Mary Immaculate Conception is easy to access from all parts of Goa. Visitors have several options for reaching Panjim city.