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Address: Panaji, India
Visit Fontainhas like an insider
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$57*
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom...

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Truly a heritage.

The Fontainhas area is secretly hidden around the Patto area in Panjim. If you can appreciate art, do take a walk through this area. The colorful houses, narrow lanes are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
veronica j
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bhopal
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bhopal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Fontainhas area is secretly hidden around the Patto area in Panjim. If you can appreciate art, do take a walk through this area. The colorful houses, narrow lanes are a wonder to walk on. P.S.- Visit the area during the day if you wish to take a walk. There are many small cafes in the area that can be... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

the walk in the area is nice. A mixture of restored old colonial buildings with some modern. A mix of some nice, some not so nice. A great hour walk around the area and there are several nice spots for lunch/dinner.

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Mysore, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is an heritage place which you should not miss in goa. Small streets, Quiet and wonderful place to be. enjoy the old and beautiful buildings, hotels and cafe's in this area. Also not to miss the chance to photograph the beauty.

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Oppède, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Colorful old Portuguese houses settled in quiet streets . Nice shops and galleries in churches .one of the most beautiful parts of Panaji

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Minden, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lots of character. Happened on the area by chance and was happy that I did. There were a lot of old buildings and real narrow streets.

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indiantravelbug93
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Walking down the neat lanes of row of brightly colored houses in Portuguese style gives a nostalgic feeling with couple of cafes, art gallery , bakery shops etc here and there. Heritage properties like Panjim Inn, Pompous Inn, Panjim's People add value to the neighborhood. Couple of Guest houses, like Afonso Guest House etc are are great bet to stay,... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I just roamed around the Fontainhas in car but saw many architechture students and admirers taking a walking trip. Sadly couldnt manage that as I was with my kid but would that next time. This place is right out of the photobook, the bright colors of houses and their imperial architecture is just superb.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Its an old area with Portuguese style buildings. Narrow streets sharp cuts. You can park your car somewhere near the church and then take a detour on foot. However, there is not much to see. But the yellow buildings really look good and majestic especially during daylight. You can also take your car and take a ride along the roads... More 

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Mumbai
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fontainhas is a beautiful heritage area right in the heart of Goa. Its narrow lanes and colourful houses, shops, taverns and restaurants are a throwback to days gone by. It is also known as the Latin Quarter and is best explored on foot. Not to be missed is the imposing Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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