Mapusa, the third largest city in the state of Goa, is famous for Bodhgeshwar Temple and The Church of Our Lady of Miracles, also known as St Jerome’s Church. Mapusa is also known for the well develope
d community farming system or Gaunkari .
The Bodhgeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Bodhgeshwar, is adored by the local goan’s.
The Church of Our Lady of Miracles located on St Jerome’s road, is an ancient church dating back to 1594. The church was reconstructed a number of times and houses interesting architectural elements like the gabled facade. However, the popularity of the church is more because of its feasts.
Prime Attractions of Mapusa are also the beaches which include the Baga Beach, located 10-km west
of Mapusa, basically an extension of Calangute; Chapora Beach, with the shadow of a Portugu
ese fort on the opposite, northern side of the headland from Vagator, Chapora,
10-km from Mapusa, is a lot busier than most north coast villages. Chapora Fort, built by Adil Shah of Bijapur on the southern head land of the Chapora River. Also known as “Shahpur”. It is now mostly ruined; Vagator Beach includes a collection of ramshackle farmhouses and picturesque old Portuguese bungalows separated from Anjuna with a few kilometres of cliff tops and parched grasslands