In the centre of town, the small, pastel- coloured Maruti temple was built in the 1840s at a site where the monkey god Hanuman was...
Children Walking Tall
Children Walking Tall was founded in 2004, and helps Goa’s street and slum children, with its day-care centre, medical, educational,...
Church of Our Lady of Miracles
Founded in 1594 and rebuilt several times since, the Church of Our Lady of Miracles (also known as St Jerome’s) , around 600m east of...
Don’t be put off by the dingy entrance or stairwell: this place opposite the market is great for watching the milling market crowds over...
For some clean and shiny comfort, duck into this bakery opposite the market, which is a civilised respite from the shopping chaos aross...
Lonely Planet review
The Mapusa market goes about its business daily, except Sundays, but really gets going on Friday mornings. It’s a raucous affair that attracts vendors and shoppers from all over Goa, with an entirely different vibe to the Anjuna market. Here you’ll find locals haggling for clothing and produce, and you can also hunt out antiques, souvenirs and textiles. So significant is the market locally that the town’s name is derived from the Konkani words map (meaning ‘measure’) and sa (meaning ‘fill up’), in reference to the trade in spices, vegetables and fruit that’s plied here daily.