Located on the banks of the river Mandovi, is the state capital of Goa. Reminisces of the Portuguese architecture can be seen here in the old houses with over hanging balconies, red tiled roofs and numerous small bars and cafes.
"Secretariat" the summer palace of the 16th century ruler, Yusuf Adil Shah is situated on the riverside. Nearby is the famed statue of 'Abbe Faria' a priest renowned for his hypnotic powers. 18th June Road is a busy commercial area.