Margao

 

The capital of Salcete Province, Margao is the main population center of southern Goa and a pleasant provincial town which still displays many reminders of its Portuguese past. It is connected to the rest of the Indian sub-continent by rail. Margao is the headquarters of South Goa District and is considered the main commercial city of Goa. It is famous for its ancient cultural heritage and traditional customs of the people of Goa. 

 

Places of Interest

The Largo de Igreja
 

The Largo de Igreja, or the Church of the Holy Spirit as it is also known, dominates the entrance to the city, just north of the Municipal Garden square. The church area is surrounded by beautiful old residential houses still in pristine condition. The church was built by the Portuguese in 1675 and is one of the finest examples of late-Baroque architecture in Goa, boasting a pristine white fašade and an interior dripping with gilt crystal and stucco.

The famous "House of Seven Gables" or "Sat Burzam Ghor"

The famous "House of Seven Gables" or "Sat Burzam Ghor" is a magnificent mansion was commissioned in 1790 by Sebastino da Silva, emissary and private secretary of the Portuguese Viceroy.  There are only 3 gables exist now.

 
   
 
 
 

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