Facing Panjim, just off the Madovi River, is the state’s legislative capital Porvorim. Both Goa’s legislature and judiciary govern the state from this town. A residential hub for local Goans, it also boasts of Goa’s oldest and largest mall Mall De Goa.
Historically, Porvorim was best known for its market, which was usually set up on the crossroad that joined the Panaji–Mapusa highway with the Socorro–Sangolda road. It is also home to the Candelaria chapel and the Holy Family chapel.