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Fontainhas

Panaji, India
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Ranked #6 of 80 attractions in Panaji
Type: Neighborhoods
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New Delhi, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is the original Portuguese area of Panjim where the buildings are still maintained the way they originally were. It is a pleasant walk of about 30 minutes at best where you can take in the Portuguese architecture, check out the cute nameplates with exotic names and generally have a relaxed amble through. The reality though is not quite as... More

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INDIA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Fontainhas is a beautiful area in Panjim, Goa quite close to the main bus stop. The narrow roads wind up and downhill and all of them have Portuguese names. All along are elegant and stately old Portuguese houses. Each of them have really pretty white tiled nameplates surrounded with a design of blue flowers. The quaint facades and architecture are... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I read the reviews of some heritage lovers in the trip advisor about FONTAINHAS, which is nothing but a part of Panjim city still maintaining THE HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF THE PORTUGUESE architecture. Those who love History, Heritage and architecture may love to see this place. I along with my wife simply walked along the streets clicking some photographs while strolling... More

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Bhilai, India
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Fountanhas in Panjim has the remnants of Portuguese era. The architecture, the extensive use of solid shades of blue/red/yellow, will definitely delight you.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A maze of tiny laneways filled with brightly colour buildings, some restored, some not. Close to the centre of town and all the bus stations and ATMs you need, this is a must-see for anyone including history and architecture buffs and those who love really great photo ops! Just wander around and get lost. You won't be disappointed! Great cafes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I'm Portuguese, and walking around this neighbourhood made me feel as if I was in an historical Lisbon quarter. Very pretty, with well preserved Portuguese-style homes, this is arguably the most interesting area of Panaji

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MARSHALLTOWN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Best visited on foot early or on Sunday morning when everyone is in church and there is little traffic. Exit left from the white Church of Our Lady near the municipal garden, go down the stairs, and turn left to the end of the street to access this area from central Panaji. Several fashionable but pricey inns are located in... More

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It is a small nice world itself to see but to come Panjim just for visiting this is not a worth at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I visted here on the very first day of my vacation to goa. Very beautiful neighbourhood. Houses are painted in beautiful colors.. feels like we're in some foreign land. Worth a visit! !!

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Sunnyvale, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is the Portugese part of Panaji. It's very well kept with a lot of international tourists and guest houses. You'll find some good fancy restaurants around here, but there's little else to do here beyond that.

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