Fontainhas, Panaji

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Address: Panaji (Panjim), Goa 403001, India

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Visiting this quiet quarter of Goa is like stepping into a painting of a European town. The streets are winding and pretty, coursing through houses colored in muted yellows and blues and pinks. Overhead balconies project out into the street. Make sure to stop by the neighborhood's namesake, the Phoenix fountain, laid down by the man who founded the area, Antonio Joao de Sequeira. Make sure to try the beef samosas and prawn cutlets sold by street vendors. The post office here used to be the local tobacco trading house. The square in front of it used to be the site of executions. Close by, you should check out the Chapel of St. Sebastian and also the Maruti Temple.

How To reach Fontainhas by Public Transport

  • Drive to here, take a bus, or take a taxi.

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  • This is the place for you if you like a good walk and a quick bite at Cafe to relax. Good spots for photography. Do visit it you are in and around panjim bus stand. Also it has some nice places to stay (hostel).

  • The Latin quarter of Panjim as it's called regales you with tales of its vibrant past. The info Portuguese architecture with sprawling balcaos and a brightly coloured beckon you to explore this hidden gem. Take a leisurely walk down the lanes anytime of the day. I would especially recommend visiting in a weekend as parking is freely available

  • The place has old world architecture, expensive European-themed restaurants and a lot of nostalgia to ffeed to. Wish there were lesser cars parked on the streets, though..

  • I went here on a Sunday only to have my lunch in Viva Panjim and a walk in Fontainhas. I had a beatific feeling as I entered this place. We parked our car near Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church and took a walk on a picturesque maze of narrow streets. The old houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries in the Portuguese architectural style still remain in their original colourful elegance with roofs formed of red tiles and houses painted in pale yellow, green or blue colours. I always had a love for an old house and architecture. Even the antique. For me, Visiting this place was rhapsodic. It was around 1:30 pm, and I had hoped I'd missed the lunch crowd in Viva Panjim. Unfortunately, The restaurant was closed as some interior work was going on. The staffs were kind enough to suggest a good restaurant near by.

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  • "Beautiful.... best to walk around this place, variety of foods in exotic cafes plus many galleries around to look at artist's works.

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