Ferry to Betim
If you’re in the mood for something less slick than a full-blown cruise, hop aboard the overloaded ferry across the Mandovi to Betim,...
If you’re feeling up for a bit of grim local grime, you’ve found the right place at the Nacional. It’s dismal, dark and dank, but with...
Watch crammed passenger ferries and hulking casino boats chug by from a waterside table at this open-air multicuisine restaurant perched...
Azad Maidan information
To the west of the Municipal Gardens, the grassy Azad Maidan (Freedom Park) wouldn’t, sadly, win any prizes at a flower show. It’s centred on a small pavilion (whose Corinthian pillars were reclaimed from the rubble in Old Goa), which houses a modern sculpture dedicated to freedom fighter and ‘Father of Goan Nationalism’ Dr Tristao de Braganza Cunha (1891–1958). The domed edifice formerly held a statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, 1510 Portuguese conqueror of Goa, now relegated to the State Archaeological Museum in Old Goa.