Mapusa Market, an exciting Friday market, is held in Mapusa
's main square. People from all over
assembled here to celebrate a festival at the Bogdeshwar Temple. They shopped at the local market, which was well stocked with essential items. This local market, dealing in household utensils, evolved into the vibrant market it is today. A Dutch Chronicler mentioned Mapusa market as ‘Bazaar Grande’ in 1580.
The Mapusa Market begins at 8 in the morning and continues till dusk. People from all over Goa, flock on this market on Friday, to purchase a week’s household items. Strolling along the market one finds women crouching under ragged umbrellas, with a piece of cloth in front of them where items for sale are laid out attractively, calling out to check out their wares. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, toddy, kitchen ware, antiques, beads, chillies, glasses, clothes, or name anything related to Goa, and you find it here. The sights, sounds and smells of market will take you to a different world and is a lifetime experience.
Rest of the days the Mapusa Market has a deserted look, but still there are wide ranges of products on sale. Mapusa bus stand is a two-minute walk from the market.