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“Quaint area”
Review of Fontainhas

Fontainhas
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Private Goa Sightseeing Tour with Lunch at a Spice Plantation
Ranked #11 of 105 things to do in Panjim
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,188 reviews
545 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
“Quaint area”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Fontainhas, some call it Mala is on the eastern side of main Panjim. The area is like a quaint old town with pleasant walks. The Ourem creek flows by the area.
I walked around the area a couple of times on my trip and had lunch at a Portuguese style restaurant called Horse Shoe one afternoon.
The area has some nice guest houses and restaurants.

Visited June 2014
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London
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“A must see in Goa”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, churches (great mass, very welcoming), architecture, restaurants and wonderful guest house (Alfonsos).

Visited June 2014
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Ahmedabad, India
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“A Walk back into the History”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

If you havent been to this quarter of Goa, then you havent been to Goa. Just a walk on the streets of Goa.. a visit to the church a lunch at Panjim Inn for a goan meal are a must.
All the houses are painted is bright colurs.. have a typical goan architecture with portuguese influence.. i guess the inhabitants are a bit bored with the nosy tourists like us staring at the houses and at times within them.. but it is still worth it.

Visited June 2014
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Pune, India
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Colorful Portuguese houses”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The place is quiet at places and full of beautiful colorful buildings. One should not expect much but as one takes a stroll around the area one gets charmed by the colorful houses n buildings.

Visited December 2013
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Delhi
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“Classique”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

One should not go there with high expectations and it is not a place for which you should specially travel for long distance. It is a good to go place only when you are in Panjim and you have various things to do.

It is good for a 30 min walk/ drive through Fontainhas. I totally loved it, so much so that I would even stay there for a couple of nights there, whenever i go next.

Visited March 2014
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