Get charmed by the neighbourhood of Panjim

Roxanne D'silva


This town lies between Old Goa and Panjim city and served as a significant stop for large ships carrying goods during the Portuguese era. The only road linking Ribandar to Panjim was a causeway constructed in 1633.

Panjim| Neighbours of Panjim|interesting sights | Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


A historic colonial neighborhood in Panjim, referred to as the Latin Quarter, it features Portuguese-style architecture and is now home to quaint boutique shops and authentic Goan eateries.

Goa |Fontainhas | Latin Quarters | Photo: Venita Gomes


The area is named after the St Thomas chapel, and is located next to Panjim's Latin Quarter. Some notable buildings in the vicinity include Casa da Moeda, the Panjim Post Office and Tabacco Square.

Panjim city|Places to see|Goa|Heritage|Sao Tome | Photo: Roxanne D'silva


The town square of Panjim is a bustling hub offering a wide array of goods and services. It was the first area of Panjim to be constructed, based on a carefully organised layout, and its architecture is a testament to its artistic expression.

Goa | Heritage Goa| Patto bridge | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Recognized as a bustling locale of Panjim, this area is situated near Kala Academy and has a variety of shops, eateries, pharmacies etc. The notable St Inez area is highlighted by the St Inez church.

Panjim| Neighbours of Panjim|interesting sights | St. Inez


Altinho, a picturesque hill near Panjim city, is famous for its panoramic views of the city and the River Mandovi. It is also where the Chief Minister's residence, the Archbishop's Palace and the Maruti temple are located.

Altinho|vibrant houses of Altinho| Goa| Panjim | Photo: Katia Goes


Situated a couple of miles from Panjim city, Taleigao was once known as the granary of North Goa as it had vast tracts of agricultural land.

Fields in Taleigao | Goa|Panjim city| agricultural land | Rohan Fernandes

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