- Address: Panaji (Panjim), Goa 403001, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Fontainhas - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fontainhas
82.63% of people who visit Panaji include Fontainhas in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
51.93% of people start their Fontainhas visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fontainhas
89.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fontainhas
Fontainhas, Panaji Reviews
Fontainhas is s widely visited tourist destination in Goa and walking it's streets, it is no denying it's special. The houses here were built in the 1800s and are probably the most densely spaced than anywhere else in the state. It has a village like scale without its breathing spaces. Many of these houses are now being converted into retail spaces, cafes, hostels etc, to cope with the commercial pressures on the area.
You can spend an entire day and evening here. Just walk down the streets and admire the architecture, the vibrant colors, the ornate fenestrations and the overall aura of the place. Best time to visit is definitely during daylight hours but it's as lively in the evening as well. There are several places which serve food and drinks.
Very calm place to visit. Just remember, while getting here you might get into no entry.
We can see better houses near colva than in fontainhas
This place is highly recommended if you are in Panjim. There are so many streets, houses, churches and all this are so colourful and beautiful. Its a treat for photographers. You can click nice pics for social media like insta, fb etc
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