Take a trip to the Church of Holy Spirit built in 1564 over the
ruins of a Hindu temple. Walk along the beautiful 18th century houses
such as Joao De Figuereido house having splendid collection of antique
Goan furniture and the De Silva's house an impressive mansion built
in 1790 having a façade with a roof once made up of 7 gables
known as 'Saat Burzan Ghor'. The owners demolished four gables since
maintenance costs were too high.
There are buses and taxis and motorcycle pilots who can take you
to beaches like Majorda, Colva, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca
are closer to Margao, if you wish to go further afield, you have
the entire south Goa coastal belt at your disposal.
The Menezes Braganza House at Chandor with its treasures and antiques
affords one a glimpse of the levels of gracious living prevailing
in Goa in days gone by. As does the elegant heritage home of ace
cartoonist Mario Miranda and his wife Habiba, at Loutolim. While
at Loutolim, don't forget to keep at least half a day free to explore
A visit to the market greets you with a riot of colours and a very
Goan experience of a lifetime. The market place has variety of shops,
textiles, handicrafts and readymade garments.
And then there's the mad bustle of the city itself, walk to the
green centre of the Municipal Garden and suddenly, even though the
movement of vehicles and humanity continues unabated, you are enveloped
in silence broken only by the chirping of little birds.
Situated in the heart of Margao city smiling benevolently
down on the heritage building of the 100-year-old Margao Municipal
Council, the Margao Residency soars six floors up, offering the lucky
guest a superb view of this charming city.