Showcasing Goan Heritage At Bigfoot Museum, Loutolim, Goa

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Bigfoot Museum, Loutolim, Goa
Bigfoot Museum, Loutolim

Bigfoot museum is an attempt to re-create the Goan village seen as it used to be. There are various household, religious places, marketplaces and occupations depicted spread over a hill. Let me walk you through some of the key attractions of this museum.

Showcasing the heritage at Bigfoot Museum, Goa
Showcasing the heritage

The entrance door that is ornate and gives an impression of a place that is rich.

Saint Mira Bai sculpture at Bigfoot Museum
Saint Mira Bai sculpture at Bigfoot Museum

A sculpture of Saint Mira Bai in red laterite stone that is supposed to be a longest of its kind and find mention in many record books.

Bigfoot Museum – Impression on rock

Bigfoot impression on the rock at Bigfoot Museum
Bigfoot impression on the rock at Bigfoot Museum

An impression of a big foot on a rock that gives this place its name. The myth is that if you touch the foot and make a wish, it will come true. An illuminated story is told through a series of paintings about the legend of bigfoot that makes it a holy place – worth worshiping.

Storytelling in Paintings at Bigfoot Museum
Storytelling in Paintings

There are spice plantations around the place like many other places in Goa.

A butterfly park is a work-in progress.

With greenery all around, there are birds all around.

Showcasing Pottery skills at Bigfoot Museum
Showcasing Pottery skills at Bigfoot Museum

In an attempt to make it a living cultural space, there is an exhibition hall that showcases the works of local artisans. A curio shop reminds me of similar shops in similar tourism economies.

Replica of Tobacco trade at Bigfoot Museum
Replica of Tobacco trade

The whole place has audio guides that come up and speak when you are closer to the displays. It can be a bit jarring, but ensures that you do not miss out on any details displayed in the Bigfoot museum.

I would not say a must visit, but if you have time and if you are in that part of the town, you can spend a couple of pleasant hours here.

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  1. Anuradha! Bigfoot Museum Loutlim is really a magnificent place. It is an example of outclass architecture. You have done a great work to explore it and captured its lovely pictures. I visited it last year after finishing chinese bus tours from toronto to montreal. I found it amazing. According to me it is the best place to know about the history of Goa. The Bigfoot step supposed to be extremely sacred among the people of that region. The displays are looking quite real and no one can guess about their reality.

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