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Ancestral Goa Museum

The Ancestral Goa Museum / Exhibition is in the small town of Loutolim which is about 10 km from Margao, 25 km from Panaji. The museum is also known as Bigfoot. It is privately run by an artist named Jocelin Araujo Maendra Alvarez. Outdoor museum recreates Goan rural life as it was a hundred years.

Ancestral Goa in a number of places to visit, like an art gallery where you can see the work done by children and local artists from the state and national fame. There is a handicraft center where you can get some locally made artificats Goa, Great dance floor with your feet, Big Foot restaurant, a cross, a spring known as Boca da Vaca, a bird habitat, a garden of spices, rubber plantations and more.

In this model village can also see different miniature houses that show traditional classes and social occupation, such as fishermen, the artisans of Goa, a school of music known as the School of Music, farmers, liquor stores, the market town, and feni distillery

The highlight however, Ancestral Goa is the giant sculpture of Sant Mirabai 14 meters cut in 30 days by MJA Alavres the enterprising artist cum owner of the museum. This has been mentioned in the Limca Book of Records as the longest laterite sculpture in India.

In an Ancestral Goa is accompanied by a guide who explains the exhibits. You can also buy souvenirs at the output of handicraft center. The museum is open daily from 9 am-6 pm and has a small entrance fee.

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