Places To Visit In Madgaon

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Here are the top 16 places to visit in Madgaon

1. Colva Beach

4.4 /5

26 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

One of the most happening beaches in South Goa, Colva beach is mainly renowned for its shopping and phenomenal nightlife. The beach is full of shacks and eating joints.

2. Goa Chitra

29 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Goa Chitra is a museum established in 2010 to exhibit the ancient Portuguese and Goan lifestyle and their traditions through a stunning collection of woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious artefacts, etc. The museum actively conducts workshops and activities to share their knowledge about the traditions with the public. It has been titled by the Archaeological Survey of India as the topmost contemporary museum.

3. Our Lady Of Mercy Church

27 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Our Lady Of Mercy Church is a colonial church founded in 1630. It was earlier known as Nossa Senhora de Merces. The church houses a statue of infant Jesus Christ which is believed to be found on the Mozambique coast by Fr Bento Ferreira who brought it to Goa and installed it in the church in 1648.

4. Church Of the Holy Spirit Goa

28 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Church Of the Holy Spirit is a 17th century structure built by the Portuguese. The site initially had a shrine dedicated to a Hindu deity, Lord Damodar, which was destroyed by the Portuguese before the church was erected. It was further destroyed a number of times by the Muslim Army till finally the structure that currently exists was built in 1675. The monument is famous for its splendid architecture and religious significance.

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5. Majorda Beach

3.0 /5

22 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

One of the more crowded beaches of South Goa, Majorda beach is an enchanting destination filled with golden sands and swaying palms that are met by the calm azure waters of the Arabian Sea. One can see a whole range of activity on this beach, from water sports to lazing on the beach or chilling in one of the many shacks.

6. Utorda Beach

3.0 /5

22 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Just north of the famous Majorda lies the quiet Utorda beach, home to soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation that fringe its sides. The strip of the coast comes equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for travellers looking to laze by the beach as they admire the sight while sipping a refreshing beverage as the day goes by.

7. Betalbatim Beach

24 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Located in South Goa, Betalbatim Beach is one of the quieter beaches of Goa. Lined with a plethora of fast food chains, local restaurants and spas, the highlight of the beach is the easy spotting of the dolphins. You can ask the local fishermen who can hike you a ride in a sea to have a glimpse of the dolphins.

8. Braganza House, Chandor

35 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Braganza house, a mansion in South Goa was built in the 17th century that stretches along an entire side of the village square in Chandor. Although located slightly inland, the mansion is well worth the travel. This land was granted to the Braganza family by a Portuguese king, who built a glorious mansion that later was inherited by the sisters of the family. Braganza House is a 450-year-old mansion with decor to complement its beauty. It houses stunning antique handcrafted teak and rosewood furniture, draperies and paintings placed beautifully all around. The ceilings too have been hand painted and give the house a regal appeal. A splendid library with a collection of over 5000 books is located in the west wing of the mansion and draws several visitors every day.

9. Fernandes House

3 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Initially known as Vodlem Ghor, Fernandes House is one of the oldest palaces in Goa. The house was built about 500 years ago and is famous for its historic significance and stunning architecture. The heritage structure is now owned by a member of the Fernandes family. There are 25 rooms in total that have influences of Hindu, as well as European architecture, with several antique artefacts on display for the tourists.

10. San Thome Museum

31 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

San Thome Museum was established to exhibit the evolution of science and technology right from the time of Thomas Alva Edison. One can explore every aspect of technology used from the 18th century to date displayed at the museum. It is a perfect attraction for technology buffs and students.

11. Rachol Fort

28 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Situated northeast to Margao in Salcette, South Goa, Rachol Fort is famous for the battles fought between Vijayanagar and Bijapur empires. Built complete out of laterite stones, the majestic fort has become a major tourist attraction of the city.

12. Sat Burzam Ghor

28 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Sat Burzam Ghor is Goa's first ever private Chapel. It was built in 1790 and resembles a Portuguese mansion. The name of the attraction translates into "The house of seven gables" and is famous for its stunning ancient Portuguese architecture.

13. Our Lady of the Lourdes Church

21 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

The Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utorda was originally a chapel at Utorda built in 1892. The Utorda chapel was then elevated to be a church in 1894 as an affiliate of the parish of Majorda and was later made a parish in 1976. The church is built in a Neo-Roman architecture in white facade with a bell hanging on top of it. The painted glass makes the church more tranquil and peaceful. The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Patron saint of the Utorda church is celebrated on 14th November every year.

14. St. John the Baptist Church

28 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

The church of St. John the Baptist was originally built near the shore and has been shifted to its present location on top of a hill known as Monte Benaulim in the year 1956. The church has one of the best constructed and most beautiful altars with a whitewash that charms everyone to visit the place once. The church is well known for the annual feast Sao Joao too. Celebrated on June 24th, Sao Joao is one festival which is as entertaining and pompous as the Carnival. It starts off as a Mass held at the church and then, the youth of Goa do something amazing; get drunk and jump into wells and streams, while singing 'Viva San Joao'.

15. Municipal Gardens

0 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Municipal Gardens is famous for its beautiful landscaped lawns, the fragrant flower beds, the tall green trees and the monuments built in the honor of some legendary men and seamen of the 16th century. A foundation laid by Vasco Da Gama in the late 15th century exists inside the garden. It now bears the Ashoka Pillar marking the 400th anniversary of the first sea voyage from Europe to India.

16. Municipal Library

10 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Madgaon

Municipal Library was established in 1883 during the Portuguese rule. The library was initially known as Athaide Municipal Library and was dedicated to Fr. Francis Athaide who devoted all his life to educate the youth in the region. In 1968, after the enforcement of the Municipality act, the library was handed down to the Mapusa Municipal Council. The library houses over 25000 books and has over 6000 members.

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