An excellent location for ardent shoppers, Mapusa market is just the usual Goan bazaar for most of the week, where local traders bring in their usual fare except for Fridays, when the market turns into a platform for Goan entrepreneurs to showcase their produce in the most vibrant (and noisy) fashion. You can find just about anything at Mapusa Market on a Friday, with items ranging from antiques and Goan pottery to handicrafts, textiles, clothing, spices, fruits, vegetables, meats, jewellery and much more. Bargaining may save you some cash here, so this comes across as a good place to test your haggling skills. Opening Closing Time 8 am – 6.30 pm.
Friday Mapusa Market is a major weekly market in Mapusa, North Goa and a major tourist attraction. It is located outside the Mapusa Municipal Market. Friday sees many vendors from Bardez and Tiswadi descend on the stalls selling a staggering variety of local produce brought in by farmers and small entrepreneurs from all over Goa to sell directly to the consumer. The market winds up by dusk and Mapusa quickly gets back to normal.
The Mapusa Market captures the local flavours of Goa all in one place. Be it shopping for fresh local produce, sea-food, jewellery, pottery or little knick-knacks, the market has it all. Head here on Fridays for the special Mapusa Friday Bazaar. The entire place comes alive with locals and tourist weaving through the crowd to indulge in some serious shopping. The Friday bazaar is also a great place to explore the local culture and lifestyle of Goa, be it the locals or their warm hospitality towards tourists.
Mapusa is a town in North Goa. It is the main commercial centre in North Goa (outside of Panjim, which is larger). It is basically a town for locals, who throng to it for their shopping and commercial requirements. Mapusa however has a very colourful weekly Friday Market, that goes on from early morning to late evening, and which increasingly attracts a number of tourists.