Sunday, April 28, 2013


Margao is the second largest city by population and the commercial and cultural capital of the Indian state of Goa. It is the administrative headquarters of the Salcete taluka and the South Goa district.Some of the city suburbs include Pajifond, Aquem, Gogol, Borda, Malbhat, Kharebandh, Old Market, Navelim and Comba, the last two being the oldest parts of the city.

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”.

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