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Address: Panaji, India
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Old quarter

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Oppède, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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Oppède, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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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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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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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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Alto-Porvorim, India
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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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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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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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