Embark on Margao tours for a sip of the colorful Goan life. The tour of Margao will take you to the serene Colva beach, the beautiful Church of Holy Spirit and Rachol Seminary and the ‘House of Seven Gables.’
Located 6 km from Margao city, the laidback ambience of Colva beach provides the perfect place to unwind. You can either take a leisurely stroll on the golden sand or savour mouthwatering Goan delicacies in the nearby food stalls. With a length of 20 km, Colva is the longest beach in Goa.
The Church of Holy Spirit
This church is located in the Church Square called the Largo de Igreja. Built by the Portuguese in 1675, the Church of Holy Spirit is a fine specimen of late-Baroque architecture in Goa. The elegant interior of the church contains decorated altars dedicated to St. Peter and St. Michael.
House of Seven Gables
The “House of Seven Gables” or “Sat Banzam Gor” is another prime attraction in the tour of Margao. Commissioned in 1790 by Sebastino da Silva, emissary and private secretary of the Portuguese Viceroy, this sumptuous mansion embodies the grandeur of the Portuguese era. Of the seven original gables, only three remain today.
Built in 1521 as a church by the Portuguese, it became a seminary in 1606 by virtue of an order of King Sebastian of Portugal. The seminary was established to train Goan Jesuit priests to propagate Christianity. The seminary church is dedicated to St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Society of Jesus, the order of Jesuits.