Mapusa Market is located about 14 km from Panjim.
What's better than a morning spent basking in the sun on a beach? We'll tell you what! An afternoon spent at a vibrant market, haggling for items that are just too good to be missed out on! To provide for this experience, Mapusa Market in Goa is awaiting your arrival and if you're a shopaholic, then this locale HAS TO BE on your itinerary. Lying right next to the Mapusa Bus Stand, the market is open every single day but the best day to visit is on Fridays, when it is in full swing. So add Mapusa Market to your list right away to complete your Goa trip!
...and the Award for Versatility goes to Mapusa Market!
If there was an award for versatility in markets, Mapusa Market would be undefeated! From spices to homemade wines, there is so much here that you will never get tired of exploring! You can find fresh stocks of homegrown flowers, varieties of chorizo, pottery goods, a collection of wines, amid other essentials and luxuries. Shops selling cashew nuts, seedless tamarind, pickles, cakes, clothes, jewellery, vegetables, coir-mats and ropes are equally busy here! Although one can easily walk to the shacks by the beach for their share of Goan food, the offerings of these eateries are no match for the bonafide Goan grubs found here at the market.
Friday Shopping Frenzy!
Mapusa Market is especially packed on Fridays because on this day, the flea market cuts down the middlemen's prices so the goods are available at rates way cheaper than the other days! Also, Fridays are when the local artists, tradesmen and farmers showcase their work, which makes it even more unmissable.
Making Mapusa Market a hotbed of crazed shoppers and fanatical fashionistas, the local vendors and shops here are wrapped in the richness of the Goan culture and traditions. Like everything in Goa, from its breathtaking beaches and stunning sunsets to its monumental cathedrals, the aroma of fresh spices that travel out of the Mapusa Market will bewitch you into wanting to come back as soon as possible!