The village of Siolim is situated to the extreme North-West point of the taluka of Bardez, on the left bank of the Chapora river. Siolim is also the last ‘bourgeois’ village in the north of Goa. After crossing the Chapora with the ferry the villages are simpler, more rustic. Siolim also provides the quickest escape to the unspoilt northern beaches, including Morjim, Mandrem and Arambol. It is vey easy to get to Siolim, which is only 10 minutes from Mapuça and about 30 from Panjim. If you are familiar with Goa, you can find a map on this site showing where it is exactly.
Siolim was one of the earliest places to come under the domination of the Portugese. In fact the first church in Siolim was built as early as 1568, and was only the fifth church built by the missionaries of the Society of St. Francis of Assisi in Bardez. The first one was that of Reis-Magos built on the right bank of the Mandovi, and thereafter those of Candolim, Nagoa, Salvador do Mundo.
There are very few temples though, most of them were destroyed during Portuguese rule, and those that are were built recently.
Siolim is home to a major Church, St. Antony’s and the St. Joao monsoon festival is unique. There is a competition for the best decorated boat that floats up the Fonde Poim to the Church. People wearing unique headdresses. The people believe that the church was the site for two miracles. It has a unique m has been the industrys standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.
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