Margao

Still resembling a portion of the Portuguese past, Margao is Goa's second largest city and commercial metropolis of Salcete taluka in South Goa. It is connected to the rest of the Indian sub-continent by rail. Places of interest in Margao are the Holy Spirit Church founded in 1565 and the distinctive cross in front built a century earlier. One cannot miss the large rectangular 'Jorge Barreto' park in front of the colonial-styled building with its arched corridors. Chandreshwar Bhutnath Temple and the Rachol Seminary are also worth visiting. Margao's famous market offers the agricultural produce of the entire South Goa. The most noteworthy of these is the 'Sat Burnzam Ghor' which originally had seven roofs!. The 'Monte Church' situated on a little promontory would also merit a visit to get a bird's eye-view of the city below and the Arabian Sea, beyond.