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Address: Panaji, India
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$57*
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom...

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Historic Neighbourhood

My school is located in this place. This is a historical neighbourhood of Panaji with nice Portuguese style houses, narrow lanes and quiet locations. The best way to see this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Panaji, India
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My school is located in this place. This is a historical neighbourhood of Panaji with nice Portuguese style houses, narrow lanes and quiet locations. The best way to see this is by walking. Step in to the chapel and click photos of great architecture.

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Mumbai
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been to Goa for lot many times but never seen this side of Goa. Goa is known for its beaches and the night life but Fontainhas a time to spend atleast half a day. This place still gives you the feel of the old Portuguese Goa. The houses are still the same and the color scheme still maintained... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is located right behind the Panaji Church. Take the street uphill on the right of church (when you face it). It is a street with weel maintained, old buildings from the days when the Portuguese were still there. In the evenings you can see the occupants out their balconies. Somehow I felt I was encroaching on someone's privacy.

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Alappuzha, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

the vintage looking restored old buildings with bright yellow paints and the side walk cafes make you transported in time.... a place to take a leisure stroll and experience the more culturally rich areas of goa

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bhopal
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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
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11 helpful votes 11 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 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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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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