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Fontainhas

Address: Panaji, India
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral...
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Ranked #6 of 82 Attractions in Panaji
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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SF, California
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255 reviews 255 reviews
139 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This area was the best part of Goa for me. Charming old buildings, narrow laneways, lots of colour, and not much traffic. A gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fountainhas is a place where you will spot colorful houses and quiet walk down the streets. Houses are painted and windows have grills which are designed beautifully. You will see a lot of houses in Portugal style. You can leisurely spend some time walking around and then sip some beverages or snack in some cafe if you spot any. We... More 

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Dona Paula
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fontainhas is an experience of Europe in Goa.Its a place one can get lost in as there are many a winding road in this area,its called the Latin quarter due to the several buildings built during the Portuguese era but Italian layout,each in their own unique style which are one of a sort but yet different.Confused well I would suggest... More 

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New Delhi, India
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Right next to Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is this beautiful area with beautiful Portuguese old houses and walking in the area gives you the feeling that you have been transported to 19th century Portugal. Houses, the lay out of the area, the beautiful church, old houses some of which have been converted as heritage restaurants, arts academy... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great architecture, houses with vibrant colors is treat for your lenses, never miss it if your in goa.

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France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Portoguese houses that have been maintained in this area are worth seeing. The colours and style of the property are captivating. It is a flourishing community, I felt safe and comfortable to wander at will, and did exactly so, meeting with some interesting characters who live locally and we're happy to share the history with you. What distracts from... More 

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