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Heading to Goa? Must visit the Cultural Capital Madgaon

Heading to Goa? Must visit the Cultural Capital Madgaon

Goa is generally famous for its beautiful beaches, casinos and bars, but if you are lover of art, literature and culture, then Goa will not disappoint you. Here you will find a lot of attractive things. Madgaon is the administrative headquarters of South Goa district. The kind of Art, food, music and sports here you find will not be seen anywhere.

If you want to see a glimpse of art and culture in Goa then go to Madgaon in South Goa. Here festivals, food, movies, music and sports are something worth to look for. It is also called the Cultural Capital of Goa. The Portuguese who lived here before Independence also took the basics of culture with them. In Portugal, people still buy spices from Madgaon.

The city quietly rests at the banks of River Sal and is known to be one of the oldest settlements in Goa. Before the invasion of the Portuguese Margao was a Matha gram, a land with nine monastic endowments of the Hindus. The first site of colonization in Margao was around the ancient temple of Shiva in the form of Lord Damodar. The temple was then demolished and now a church stands on the very site of the temple. The urbanization of the city took place because of the dependence of the nearby villages and towns and hence the current market came into existence. The town hence derives its name by the locals calling it Maud-gao or the market city of Goa.

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