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Fontainhas

Panaji, India
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Ranked #5 of 80 Attractions in Panaji
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Bangalore, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place which is just a hop, skip and jump away from the glamorous buildings of Panaji will take you back in time. We walked along the roads and were happy to see many of the old buildings still preserved. A book by Cholta Cholta can be a self guide through this area.

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Goa, India
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Walking around the colorful Latin Quarters in like walking in an Indian version of a piece of Europe. The narrow lanes, the old shops and people who all seem to know each other. Anyone would enjoy walking around these lanes and if possible do a bit of shopping around.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were staying in this delightful neighborhood and enjoyed walking through the narrow streets, finding colourful photo opportunities on every corner.

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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I think I can only recommend this place to someone who really loves history and/or architecture. If so, you will find nice colorful buildings and so on. If not (like me), this place is just a "more clean and more colorful area". Sorry but I think there are much more interesting places to visit (eg. the huge waterfalls).

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Bangalore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fontainhas and its adjacent enclave São Tomé is a charming area that offers a glimpse of what public and residential spaces must have been like when Goa was under the Portuguese. The well proportioned official area of São Tomé yields seamlessly to the smaller, charming lanes of Fontainhas, which is a largely residential area. The quaint homes that line its... More

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Accra, Ghana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I took my husband and friends along to this place as I was keen to explore the old Goan architecture. Admittedly, I know nothing about architecture but still I figured the houses and churches would look pretty. :) Well, to cut a long story short, I didn't find the place as interesting as some other reviewers obviously did. Again, its... More

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Candolim, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A walk down these streets will take you back in time. One of the few places where Portuguese architecture is still maintain in goa. Nice shops n eateries to visit and catch a breath...

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Bangalore, India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walk through the lanes of Fountainhas to enjoy the architectural beauty of the past portuguese colony of Goa.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We walked from the Kadamba Bus Terminal, Panaji to Panjim Church/ Immaculate Conception Church seeing parts of Fonthainas. The area is very rich in Portugese culture and buildings. The place Fontainhas lies between the ourem creek and Althino hill. While we walked we walked quite some time along the Ourem creek and I would very much recommend that to anyone.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The month was June and the heavens opened up to send a light drizzle, perhaps to add more charm to the beautiful area of Fontainhas in panjim. How had I not been to this place before on my countless visits to Goa I don't know, but of this I am sure that there will never be another trip to Goa... More

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