Raj Bhavan is known as the Official Residence of the Governor of Goa and is situated around 7.4 km from Bambolim in Panaji. It is located on the confluence of two perennial rivers, Mandovi and Zuari that form the rim of the water space.
Legend states that during the Portuguese regime, this edifice was called as the Palacio do Cabo. Soon after the liberation of Goa, it was converted into the official residence of the Lt. Governor of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu and named as Cabo Raj Niwas. It was renamed as Raj Bhavan after Goa received statehood in 1987.
Presently, the ground floor of Raj Bhavan has offices of the Governor, OSD to Governor, Secretary to Governor and ADC to Governor. It also has a Darbar Hall which is the official reception area used for organising official ceremonies. Besides, tourists can also visit the museum by taking special permission from the ADC office.