The Ancestral Goa Center, known by the locals as the Big Foot Museum for its large foot-shaped dance floor, is one of the main attractions of the village of Loutolim. Local artist Maendra Jocelino Araujo Alvares, who gave life to the museum, recreated a small 19th century Goa village, in order to preserve the culture and traditions of the region for generations to come.
If you are not familiar with Goa culture, a visit to Ancestral Goa Center offers a window to the past of the area, such as the production of Feni, a local coconut or cashew liqueur. The museum houses an enormous sculpture by Sant Mirabai, India's longest laterite sculpture. Be sure to visit Miranda House, one of Goa's oldest country houses, and stop for a Portuguese lunch at Fernando's Nostalgia, considered one of the best restaurants in the state.