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Address: Panaji, India
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It's such a beautiful area with beautiful old houses but the government just does not support the effort of the private sector. Filthy streets, who knows how big the rats... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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346 reviews 346 reviews
78 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It's such a beautiful area with beautiful old houses but the government just does not support the effort of the private sector. Filthy streets, who knows how big the rats are!!! Come on clear the rubbish!!!

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Alto-Porvorim, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This walk through the Fontainhas streets in Panaji city is a completely enjoyable experience, a very unique one and recommended to all tourists & even locals visiting Panaji.

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Patna, India
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Its old purteges heritage area of Panaji.You can feel the old Purtegese culture and have a look at purteges architecture.You will have feeling that you are not in India but in any Purteges city.Best way to enjoy is by walking.There are many restaurant serving authentic goan food.If you are in panaji and interested in history and culture visit to fontainhas... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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200 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place in Goa is well known for its ancient architecture. I visited this place with my family and friends. I study architecture and found this place interesting. I would recommend to all tourists who have a taste of heritage buildings and historical monuments.

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Panaji, India
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Be it Goan, indian or foreigner a walk through Goa's Latin quater is a must as it takes you back to an era gone. Soak in the Portuguese culture left behind and take pictures of the beautiful houses and by lanes. Visit the 31st January bakery for some of their sweet and savory snacks. End up with dinner at Venite!

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Porvorim, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Walking through the Fontainhas streets in Panaji city is a completely unique experience and i would recommend it to all tourists who have a liking for heritage.

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SF, California
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We enjoyed walking the narrow winding streets full of colorful Portuguese architecture but it was a hot afternoon without any shade to be found and the area was quite dirty. Maybe better to go in the evening when it is cooler and the filth is not as visable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The most pretty area is quite small. The central area of Panjim is a bit run down and with quite messy. There are some old and charming buildings-but many of them are run down. The municipal market is well worth a visit. We spent a full day in and around and that felt like enough.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One of the best features of Panjim. Good to walk around for about a day, eating at some excellent Goan (and other) cuisine joints and restaurants. Gives a good idea of Panjim as it might have existed 200 years ago!

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This town quare in the centre of panaji city is awesome. A conservation quarter maintaining the colonial portuguese quarter of goa much like pondychery's french quarter or cochins dutch /jewish quarter. however there is lot of traffic and no parking around. hope they make this a walk only area so people can enjoy the european experience in peace

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