Margao in pre-Portuguese times was one of the important settlements in Salcete and known as Matha Grama (the village of Mathas) as it was a temple town with nine Mathas in temple schools.
The initial settlement of Margao grew from the site of the ancient Damodar Temple. The original temple was demolished and the temple tank was filled up to be replaced by the Holy Spirit church and church grounds
Places to See in Margao (Tourist Attractions)
Abade Faria Road and Padre Miranda Road
Fatima Convent (near the municipal square)
Clergy Home along arterial Padre (Pe.) Miranda Road
Clube Harmonia (Clube de Margao)
Agha Khan’s Children’s Park
|Childrens Park besides City Hall|
The early 20th century municipal building The recently-beautified Anna Fonte (natural springs)
The Old Market or Mercado Velho
|Old Market - Margao|
Margao city hall
|Margao City Hall|
The ‘Closed’ Market called, in the Portuguese language, Mercado de Afonso de Albuquerque or in Konkani as “Pimplapedd” or “Pimpalakatta,”
Sat Burzam Ghor – means “House of Seven Roofs”.