Fontainhas, Panaji

Fontainhas, Panaji - Address

Address: Panaji (Panjim), Goa 403001, India

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About Fontainhas, Panaji

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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Fontainhas, Panaji Reviews

  • Very neat and colourful area of Panjim. More local information, maps and layout will help tourist appreciate this even more.

  • Must visit place if you stay around Panaji. It's a place with a true Goan feeling. The colorful houses, buildings and hotels give take you to another world. You can find lot of exotic cafes here which offer different cuisines. Rent a bike to roam around this place during the noon and click a lot of photos. If you have visited White Town of Puducherry, then you will know what I am talking about. This is also termed as Latin Quarters and the roads here are very clean.

  • 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).

  • Visit there in the night for best view of the old goa. Heritage homes and cafes are there. Wander around streets and explore the real goa and it's culture

  • 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

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