Panaji, Goa

The Praça da Igreja (Church Square) or Municipal Garden with the Portuguese Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, originally built in 1541 is considered as the heart of the city

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The capital city of Goa, Panaji lies on the banks of the Mandovi River estuary in the Tiswadi district. The Praça da Igreja (Church Square) or Municipal Garden with the Portuguese Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, originally built in 1541 is considered as the heart of the city. Other tourist attractions include the old and rebuilt Adilshahi Palace (Idalçao Palace), the Chapel of St Sebastian and the Fontainhas area, which is considered to be the old Latin Quarter. The nearby Miramar Beach is popular among tourists visiting the city. The 18th June Road is a busy thoroughfare in the heart of the town and a shopping area for tourists and locals.The Kala Academy, a cultural centre known for its structure built by architect Charles Correa, is where most arts and culture programmes are organised in the state. Whereas, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, located in the village of Chorao near Panaji, features some rare and endangered bird species. Goa Tourism will be organising ‘Freedom Ride’, an exclusive bike rally on August 15, 2016.

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