Places To Visit In Madgaon

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Here are the top 16 places to visit in Madgaon

1. Colva Beach

Colva Beach
4.4 /5

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

The captivating Colva Beach, located in South Goa, is one of the most visited beach of Goa. The 2.5 km long beach is known for its powdery white sands flanked by swaying coconut trees that add to its beauty. It looks more stunning with shacks, nightclubs and souvenir stalls all around.

2. Goa Chitra

Goa Chitra

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

Goa Chitra Museum, located in Benaulim, is an ethnography museum displaying the traditional Goan way of life and culture. The museum was established by Victor Huge Gomez as a tribute to his Portuguese ancestors. He has collected over 4000 items such as woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious Goa artefacts and other memorabilia. It also showcases an organic farm.

3. Our Lady Of Mercy Church Goa

Our Lady Of Mercy Church Goa

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

Our Lady Of Mercy Church, located in Colva, 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

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 Portuguese church in Goa and one of the oldest churches in Margao. 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

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 a golden sand beach located between Utorda and Betalbatim Beach. Lined with swaying palms and calm azure water, this is one of the most gorgeous beaches in South Goa. Majorda Beach is usually crowded with Russian tourists and offers a wide range of water sports activities. Dotted with sunbeds the beach is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing.

6. Utorda Beach

Utorda Beach
3.0 /5

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

Utorda Beach is one of the quiet beaches of South Goa, located between Majorda and Arossim. Characterised by soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation, this beach sees very few tourists, even during the peak season. Despite this, it offers a range of water sports, dolphin rides and fishing trips.

7. Betalbatim Beach

Betalbatim Beach

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

Located in South Goa between Colva Beach and Majorda Beach, 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

Braganza House, Chandor

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

Braganza House is a 17th-century grand Portuguese mansion that stretches along an entire side of the village square in Chandor, South Goa. It is a popular tourist attraction as it is a one-of-its-kind mansion that is open to the public. 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. A guided tour is given to all the tourists either by a family member or a representative.

9. Fernandes House

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. Rajeev, the son of the owner usually gives a tour of the house to the visitors.

10. San Thome Museum

San Thome Museum

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

San Thome Museum of Goa is a museum of antiques and technical evolution dating back to the time of Thomas Elva Edison. It 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

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 completely out of laterite stones, the majestic fort has become a major tourist attraction of the city. Mostly in ruins, the old gate of arms and some sections of the wall and moat are all the tourists can see.

12. Sat Burzam Ghor

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. Since it is private property, it is not open to tourists. Prior appointment is required to visit the church.

13. Our Lady of the Lourdes Church

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 Goa

St John the Baptist Church Goa

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

Municipal Gardens

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

Municipal Gardens located in Panjim, Goa 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

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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