Chogm Road, Alto de Porvorim, Goa, 403521 India
Po Box 64, Miramar, Panaji, Goa, 403001 India
The heart of the city is the Church Square or Municipal Garden with the Portuguese Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, originally built in 1541. Other tourist attractions include the old and rebuilt Adilshahi Palace (or Idalcao palace), dating from the sixteenth century, the Menezes Braganza Institute, the Mahalaxmi Temple, the Jama Masjid mosque, the Chapel of St. Sebastian and the Fontainhas, area in general which is considered to be the old Latin Quarter, as well as the nearby beach of Miramar. Hanuman Mandir at Mala on hill top (altinho) and its annual zatra in February is a major attraction of Panaji. Panaji hosted the relics of Saint John Bosco (also known as Don Bosco), till 21st August, 2011, at the Don Bosco Oratory.
The Carnival celebrations in February include a colorful parade on the streets. This is followed by the Shigmo/ xigmo, or Holi. The Narkasur parade on the night before Diwali in the city is very colorful.