Saligao Village, Goa

Additional Information
Bardez, North Goa, India, 403511
15.545772 N,73.773057 E
Transport to Saligao is available from the nearby city of Mapusa.
- Visit the village
- Visit Saligao Church

Saligao is surrounded by the villages of Parra, Calangute, Pilerne,Sangolda, Guirim and Nagoa.There is a seminary in Saligao of our lady. Saligao's ancient history is a matter of conjecture. Saligao has many rich persons who amassed wealth in Africa. The Saligao church, dedicated to the mother of Jesus is simply copy of the famous Notre dame de Paris. All admire it's turrets and minarets.It's the only church in Bardez and perhaps in Goa with such an impressive structure. The feast is celebrated on the first Sunday of may every year.People of misalign are considered to be very cunning and are called cole(foxes).

Formerly Saligao has vast sugar cane plantations. Different kinds of jaggery were prepared out of these cane juices. Every year on January 6th the feast of Reis is celebrated in Verem. On the occasion a fair is held with different food items; bellios being a specialty from Saligao.