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Fontainhas

Address: Panaji, India
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$57*
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral...
85%
Ranked #5 of 76 Attractions in Panaji
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Greater Noida, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Most restaurants were closed when we went in the afternoon, so select the time of day wisely. The building architecture and painting scheme was a walk back in time and very enjoyable.

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

this place makes you feel like you've been flown straight to Portugal in less than an hours time from Margao(South Goa) The houses are mostly yellow and blue and clean. it looks like a Portuguese colony with lovely huge houses with humble people around.

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Panaji, India
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This area is must visit especially if you want to have a feel of portugal in goa. Beautiful old Portuguese houses dot this locality and has good heritage and history behind it.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Not much to do but a good place for photography. the color combination was eye catching and the Chruch near to this building is brilliant.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Smelly town/city with not much to see. It wasn't what we expected. It's quite small, didn't feel particularly safe and there wasn't much to see.

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Gujarat
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took a stroll here on one lazy October afternoon.The place has a old-world charm with a nice European feel around.We seemed to have gone back in time.The colourful houses,the gardens,the verandahs-all make this place a heritage quarter of Panjim city.

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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fontainhas were such a treat to the eyes. Dainty candy-coloured houses lined-up the streets. The whole place had an old world charm. Do keep some time for this part of Goa. Goa could be more than sun, sand, and beaches.

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Nashik, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

local people will not understand " Fontainhas" because of different local accent . ask Mala road. Take a good DSLR with you. it is a colorful world. many art galleries are located here. visit in bright hours. walking and wandering in Fontainhas is a good experience.

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Porvorim, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Asia's only Latin Quarter... Stunning lanes filled with pretty houses and charming shops. Great new restaurants like O Fogo, Viva Panjim, the Verandah and more.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you want to see some old houses, this is very nice area to walk around. Couple of nice places to eat. This is behind Panaji church, so, when you are visiting the church, do, spend sometime around this area.

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