Our Lady of Mercy Church

South Goa

Colva's 18th-century village church is home to the replica Menino Jesus, the purportedly miracle-working statue of baby Jesus, which is brought out for the Fama de Menino Jesus in October.

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1. Maria Hall


This community hall at the crossroads is a useful landmark in Benaulim village.

2. Goa Chitra

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3. Betalbatim Beach

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5. Municipal Library


On the west side of the canary-yellow Secretariat Building, you’ll find respite from the sun in the prim Municipal Library, which houses some good books…

6. Secretariat Building

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At the southern end of the Municipal Gardens, this grand building houses the Municipal Library.

7. Largo de Igreja

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Largo de Igreja, the area around the Church of the Holy Spirit, features a number of traditional old Portuguese mansions, in various states of decay or…

8. Church of the Holy Spirit

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Margao’s whitewashed main church (1675) remains in use as a parish church and is finely decorated inside. The impressive reredos (ornamental screen) is…