The cultural capital of Goa, Margao, is known for its rich cultural history and historic architectural landmarks that attract hordes of tourists every year. This walk will explore this bustling city – with a focus on local stories and unknown trivia. We will start with the historic Holy Spirit Church, established in 1564. The infamous Margao Massacre of 1890 took place here, with some marks that stand witness to the happenings of that day. We will then take a journey through the history of the city – from the Old Municipality (established in 1770) and Market, to the new one (established in 1905). We will cover all the important structures of the city, including a structure that housed one of the greatest thinkers of the modern era. An authentic local snack at a cafe from 1935 is included in the walk.


This guided tour is free.

Event Partner

Soul Traveling

Walk Leader
Varun Hegde
Born and brought up in Margao, it was probably his love for the place that brought Varun back to Goa. Having graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Varun quit his job with Tata Consultancy Services in Frankfurt, Germany to establish Soul Travelling, a start-up that tries different sorts of offbeat tourism based in Goa.