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Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

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Overview

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church – This Church is located in the heart of Panjim city. The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, is one of the oldest churches in Goa, which existed from the year 1540. It is among the first churches to be built in Goa with its church bells being the second largest in the world.The interior of this church is comparatively simple, especially when one compares it to the profusely decorated reredoses and carvings that one sees in the churches in Old Goa. However, the decoration has been skilfully and gracefully executed both on the main altar and on the two sub-altars which flank it.On the 8th of December this church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception with great pomp and fervour. The celebrations are preceded by a nine day novena to Our Lady. The church is decorated with a profusion of lights and the vaulted ceiling is strung with blue and white flowers which reflect the colour scheme of the church (and of Our Lady).

Open and Closing Time

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Transportation

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Interesting facts about Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church

The church is painted in white, which looks beautiful and is appreciated by the tourists.To reach Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception Church you have to climb 78 stairs.

It has two towers and a long clock tower. It can also be seen from a distance so it is also called the ‘crown‘ of Panaji.It has an ancient bell, derived from the Augustinian ruins of the ‘Church of Our Lady of Grace’. It is considered to be the second-largest bell tower of its kind in Goa and the first place is the bell tower named ‘Golden Bell’ located in the ‘Se Cathedral‘

The festival of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church is celebrated with great fanfare on 8 December.The church is decorated with beautiful colorful lights and the whole church is beautified with white and blue flowers. A beautiful feast is held on the occasion of celebration.

History

One of the first churches that have been built in Goa, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is located in the heart of Goa’s capital city Panjim. It is believed that this church was built even before 1541. From the gallery of the church you can get an amazing view of the entire city. It is located on a hillside, as stands just above the Idalco Palace, which was built by Adil Shah.This Church presents a simple and elegant architecture. The main altar of the church is dedicated to the Mary Immaculate. It had two more altars, one on each side, dedicated to Jesus crucified and Our Lady of the Rosary. Two captivating marble statues have been built on both sides of the Church. The statues are of St. Peter and St. Paul. To the right side of the main altar, you will find a chapel of St. Francis Xavier. On 8th of December every year, the feast of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception church is organized. A fair is organized at the Church square during the feast. The buoyancy of the fair and the decoration add on to the overall beauty of the church.

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