Goa - Margoa

Margoa is the capital and commercial centre of south Goa. The "Math" of the Vaishnavas was first established here. During the early period of Christianisation, the Jesuits built a church in 1564 which was destroyed by the Mohammedans in 1571. Finally in 1675 the present Church of the Holy Spirit was erected and completed in 1675. This is one of the most magnificent of Goa's churches, with a mango tree lined rectangular square in front and a unique row of houses on either side of lavish architectural setup. Margoa offers the visitor a large garden and a children's park in Gogol. One can view the city from the Chapel of the "Monte", built in 1820 on a small promontory. The history of Margoa is gauged by the presence of the Pandava Caves at Aquem Alto next to the Chapel of St. Sebastian. The Railway links Margoa with Londa and Marmugao.
Feast Day: Holy Spirit celebrated on the last Sunday of May, when Goans buy their monsoon store of dry fish, prawns and onions at the fair. 



Population : 80,000(1991).

Telephone Code: 0834.

Tourist Season : July to September, November to February.

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