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Fontainhas

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Address: Panjim, India
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona...
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Private Goa Sightseeing Tour with Lunch at a Spice Plantation

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A peek into what Panjim must have been like at its Colonial heydays

Fontainhas is a part of Panjim where the essence and feel of its colonial inheritance has been carefully preserved. Kudos to the city authorities for maintaining this wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jay D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fontainhas is a part of Panjim where the essence and feel of its colonial inheritance has been carefully preserved. Kudos to the city authorities for maintaining this wonderful place. Most often, tourism guides tuck this away in one of its later pages, but for anyone who relishes culture, architecture and a dash of the past, this is a must-visit place.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful historical place. But do your homework before you go there. online GPS takes to somewhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is dominant by Portuguese architecture, quaint area and lovely buildings. Must visit if you would like to o back in time

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Panjim, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you get to experience the real colours of the portuguese era and see some brilliant architecture and some nice bright colors..must visit for any tourist

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

To really enjoy this area, you need to stroll through. The entire place has an old-world Portuguese charm to it. As this is set in the Altinho (little hill), expect a moderate uphill climb all the way until the Bishop's Palace, a fitting finish to the walk.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This area is a reminder of Goa 's colonial past. The houses are brightly painted. Outside most houses is an elaborate Azulego tile work on the doors. Standing tall is the beautiful yellow and white building of High Court of Bombay at Goa. There are nice restaurants that serve Goan food. There are also churches, art gallery and the post... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Fonatinhas area is picturesque and reminds one of hen the Portugese were still in Go and how it must have been a hundred or so years ago. I reminded me of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, India and a bit of Georgetown, in Penang, Malaysia. Dotted with nice restaurants, Guest Hues and Hotels the area has a relaxed feel to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Although we stayed at Vagator, we didn't wanna miss the old world charm that Panjim offered. Aware that 'heritage walk' through Fontainhas was not to be missed, one late afternoon, we decided to take a stroll down those narrow alleyways on our own. No guides, no crowds, just two friends roaming through streets where old Portuguese houses still stood tall.... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Walking around in the lanes, one can see unique square shaped buildings with dark colors. This is substantially different from other indian neighbourhood design. Roads also are quite clean, calm, narrow and long winding. Overall nice place to stroll around in heart of city.

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Panjim, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

lovely houses eating places depicting a Goa with a lot of Portuguese influence the majority of residents in this small ward of Panjim are Catholic

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