The Portuguese who settled in Silvassa, currently the capital city of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, erected several churches that bear testimony to their unique architectural style. One of these is the Roman Catholic Church known by the name of the Church of Our Lady of Piety. It is located close to the bus stand in front of the famous Tribal Museum.
Built during 1886-1889, the church was opened to the public on October 27, 1889. It is one of the most ancient churches in Silvassa which reminds the visitors of the bygone times. The magnificent structure and its outer arches are matched by its artistically crafted interiors.
The church was unfortunately damaged by an earthquake that shook the area during the monsoon of 1912. It was closed down for renovation and was again opened in June 1924. It is presently managed by the Society of Pila. The church is one of the most visited tourist destinations of the area.