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Fontainhas

Panaji, India
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Ranked #2 of 80 attractions in Panaji
Type: Neighborhoods
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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Delhi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The area gives a feel of beautiful Portuguese historical buildings. It is lined with greenery and flowers and good for shopping as well. The Panjim Church is also located here. Must visit on anyones list.....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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447 reviews 447 reviews
150 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Fontainhas, some call it Mala is on the eastern side of main Panjim. The area is like a quaint old town with pleasant walks. The Ourem creek flows by the area. I walked around the area a couple of times on my trip and had lunch at a Portuguese style restaurant called Horse Shoe one afternoon. The area has some... More

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, churches (great mass, very welcoming), architecture, restaurants and wonderful guest house (Alfonsos).

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