TGIF: Experience the bustling Friday market in Mapusa

Roxanne D'silva

TGIF

Today's Friday, and in Goa, all roads lead to the famous Mapusa market on Friday, which is a shoppers' delight.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| | Photo: Roxanne D'silva

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE

Vendors from Mapusa and the neighbouring villages, and even far off places, sell local seasonal vegetables, fresh from the field. That apart, homemade products such as vinegar and coconut oil also make great buys.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| | Photo: Roxanne D'silva

FRAGRANT ATTRACTION

In one section of the bustling market, the air is filled with the captivating aroma of flowers in vibrant colours. These are sold by the metre or kilo.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| | Photo: Roxanne D'silva

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

At the Friday bazaar, you can easily find any spice necessary to create culinary masterpieces at home. Turmeric powder, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks and whole peppercorns are just some of the flavourful spices on sale.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| | Photo: Abigail Crasto

KEEP IT GOAN

Whether you're looking for traditional pork sausages or fiery local masala brands, the stores in the market have everything your kitchen needs.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| | Photo: Abigail Crasto

EARTHEN ELEGANCE

From functional cooking pots to decorative lampshades, Mapusa's pottery market gives a peek into Goa's unique craft heritage.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| | Photo: Roxanne D'silva

WHEN TO GO

If you're thinking of visiting this weekly market, keep in mind that it opens at roughly 8 am and continues until 7 pm, with mornings being the best time to shop.

Mapusa market| Friday market| shopping in Mapusa| cartwheel | Photo: Augusto Rodrigues

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