Fontainhas

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Natalie1204
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4,351 contributions
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This beautiful LatinQuarter was built in the 18th century in the capital city of #Panjim and lies on the banks of the OuremCreek
This #WorldHeritageSite is known for its narrow, winding streets and lanes, quaint #Portuguese style houses with red-tiled roofs. It’s interesting that many of the PortugueseHouses have either a rooster or a solider on the roof. Charming cafes, beautiful homes, an art gallery, boutique heritage hotels, artefacts are what you’ll find here.
You can get a guide who will be able to tell you the history of all the famous buildings or ramble around on your own and grab a coffee at one of the little cafés.

This quarter is a history and/or ArtLovers dream. It is a delight for a photographer too
Written October 20, 2021
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Ramona Arena
Zürich241 contributions
Couples
I definitely recommend going on a sleepy lazy Sunday, around 4:30/5pm when the sun isn't too strong, the shops are shut and there's not too many people. It's a beautiful charming walk, through narrow lanes, old architecture and beautifully painted villas. You get a feel for what life must have been like in the Portuguese days. Definitely do go on a weekday too, and check out the cute boutique stores, quaint restaurants, cafes and guest houses.
Written July 26, 2021
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Geeta M
Mumbai, India196 contributions
Fontainhas, Goa's Latin Quarter, is a quaint, beautiful part of Panjim city. Its lanes are flanked by vibrant, colourful Portuguese style villas with wrought iron balconies. They are remnants of Portuguese colonial times. The names of the lanes have links to important dates, eg. Rua 31 de Janeira (31st January Road) is named after the day when Portugal got independence from Spain on January 31, 1640. It is best to explore Fontainhas on foot, seeing rows of colourful houses and cottages, quaint bakeries, cafes and art galleries dotting the area. Some of the must visit spots in Fontainhas are St Sebastian Chapel, Afonso Guest House, Velha Goa Galleria (for hand painted azulejo tiles and ceramics), Peacock Steps, Joseph's Bar, Maruti Temple atop Altinho Hill. Some of the famous places to eat in Fontainhas are Viva Panjim and Verandah Panjim Inn.
Written March 28, 2022
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Suyash T
5 contributions
Family
This used to be a beautiful place especially for photography and videos. But nowadays the residents are not very friendly and don’t allow cooking photos and videos out side their walls. The bright coloured walls give you an European experience but unfortunately you can’t shoot photos or videos wherever you like.

Even though it’s a holiday destination and most people consider Goa and Panjim as vacation places. And the tourism industry is main source of income. I think people need to be sensible travellers if you are causing nuisance to residents they will be less friendly eventually.
Written December 28, 2021
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Manasa
Bengaluru, India809 contributions
Friends
The best time to truly enjoy this gorgeous neighborhood would be after 4 PM. That way, the sun won’t be too harsh and the lighting would be ideal to take some amazing pictures. The Latin Quarter of Panjim is,truly, a beautiful example of the Portuguese footprint in India. I would suggest you start off this journey by visiting the Immaculate Conception Church first and then walk towards Fontainhas.

Make sure that you have a good camera as the streets and the houses are absolutely picturesque and pretty. The quiet lanes, the colourful houses, and cute little stores makes you feel like you are traveling in Europe. If you get tired, you can take a small break at Viva Panjim which is literally nestled inside a quiet lane. There is also Marcou artifacts from where you can buy some lovely ceramics made by the local artists and if you are a book lover, do visit Singbal’s Book House which is one of the oldest bookstore in Goa.
Written February 20, 2020
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Graham I
Calangute, India9 contributions
Couples
We had a wonderful walk around the Fontanas. Our guide Lata was very knowledgeable, eloquent and brimming with enthusiasm for the history. There was also a prearranged
meeting with a Goan singer who sang Fado and Goan songs. The history of the Portugese involvement in Goa over 450 years was explained very clearly by our guide. The walk also included a visit to bakery where Goan specialities were tried. My partner and I can highly recommend this walk, and the presentation was excellent. The walk was by Make my trip
Written February 15, 2020
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ShvRm_Traveller
Goa, India585 contributions
This is literally the old quarter of Panaji city, where the old buildings from the Portuguese era have been preserved in their original condition. Almost all the buildings are in use as houses, business establishments and schools. Few new constructions have also come up in between.
Since there has been no redevelopment in the area, the roads have remained very narrow, which were laid to take care of the traffic, when there were hardly any vehicles on the road. In today's time, however, the roads are usually crowded. Parking is also not easily available in the area. So it is advisable for visitors to walk through this area. Fontainhas is walking distance from Panaji Bus Stand.
The area gets its name from a natural Fresh Water Stream located in the area.
Written January 31, 2020
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Debabrata G
Mumbai, India421 contributions
We had a few hours before heading out to the airport at Goa today. Fontainhas was highly recommended by a friend of ours. Truly nice setting - the houses and eateries very well maintained. I am told that they have been repainting the houses after every monsoon. There were a couple of really nice places to eat. A couple of ice cream parlours. The Gitanjali gallery was closed for some reason today - so we missed it. There is a walk which is organised - starts at 10 am and at 3:30 pm. Worth a visit.
Written February 25, 2022
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ghoomboom
New Delhi, India107 contributions
Just near to Old Secretariate in Panaji, This locality is an Portuguese enclave in Goa with a small chapel by the same name. Visit this area if you want to experience a true feel of Portuguese houses and a small colony. Very serene and calm, the houses are beautifully built with a characteristic design and even the plates bearing the name and house numbers are in similar style and very typical of the set up. We visited the area in the afternoon and the chapel was closed. A very soothing experience roaming around the small alleys of a beautiful and small colony that takes you back into the medieval Portuguese era. Do visit this area to have a very calming and soothing experience.
Written February 23, 2020
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AshwinGarde
Pune, India36 contributions
A place to stroll and adore the old buildings, the little eateries, the feel real Goa, its culture. The area is small yet it is large! Each nook has a history, each corner has a story. It's a place where you must take it slow and let the surrounding seep in deep.
Written December 14, 2020
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