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Fontainhas Heritage Walk by Make It Happen

Fontainhas Heritage Walk by Make It Happen
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Soak in the rich heritage of a neighborhood described by historian William Dalrymple as a ‘small chunk of Portugal washed up on the shores of the Indian Ocean’, and interact with locals who strive to keep centuries of culture alive to this day. Discover the untold history of the city of Panjim at Tobacco Square, and hear intriguing tales of the neighborhood's former colonial Portuguese residents. Be transported to a bygone era as we explore painstakingly preserved heritage buildings that have survived the onslaught of development in the 21st century. The quaint streets are lined with traditional Portuguese style homes in a palette of striking bright colors, making this every photographer’s paradise. Visit Panjim’s oldest bakery and have a taste of their traditional Goan treats with a refreshing beverage (subject to the bakery’s operational days & timings). Meet with a renowned local Goan musician and enjoy a live performance of his distinctive blend of Konkani and Latin styles.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • A Healthy Local Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • Music Performance by a renowned Goan Musician
  • Entry to non-residential Heritage Buildings
  • Entry/Admission - Fontainhas
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Panjim Post Office, Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa 403521, India Out Tour Presenter will be waiting at the entrance of the Post Office.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • A Healthy Local Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • Music Performance by a renowned Goan Musician
  • Entry to non-residential Heritage Buildings
  • Entry/Admission - Fontainhas
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Panjim Post Office, Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa 403521, India Out Tour Presenter will be waiting at the entrance of the Post Office.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Jun 2021
A note from Fontainhas Heritage Walk by Make It Happen
All our tour presenters & hosts will be wearing a face mask and use sanitizers. We will avoid physical contact with guests like handshakes. We will be serving refreshments / meals in places that follow hygiene and sanitary guidelines approved by Make It Happen. All enclosed spaces will be sanitized.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Panjim Post Office
    Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa 403521, India
    Out Tour Presenter will be waiting at the entrance of the Post Office.
    See address & details
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    Fontainhas
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    Fontainhas is not only the oldest but the largest Latin quarter of Asia. Located at the foot of the hills, Altinho hills with springs surround Fontainhas on the west side, which give it its name from Portuguese for “little fountain”. Witness the Portuguese past that eventually survived the onslaught of development in the 21st century. The houses are dressed in yellow, green and blue, balconies fronted by wrought iron railings and tiled roofs transporting you to another era.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Radha S
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
We had a really great time on this walking tour of "Make it Happen" tours,with Lata Rodrigues as our guide.She made the Latin quarter come alive for us by giving us a well informed commentary on all aspects of the place. The tour includes a visit to the oldest bakery,sampling their freshly baked local delicacies, an art gallery(with the thoughtful halt at clean washroom),as well as a visit to the cafe, where a local Goan singer entertained us with quite a few songs,all of which reflect the enchanting culture of Goa!!
We have come away with happy memories...
Would definitely recommend anyone visiting Goa to go for this tour ..It's well worth the time and money
Written 12 March 2022
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Thank you so much Radha for a comprehensive and beautifully written review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience in the Latin Quarters. Will share this with Lata. We look forward to hosting you again next time on our other experiences as well.
Written 14 March 2022
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Clare K
Bengaluru, India26 contributions
May 2022
Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed the Fontainhas Heritage Walk conducted by 'Make it Happen' and would highly recommend it to anyone who would like a glimpse into Goan history. It was a moderately rainy day, and we were joined by another family for a group walk and it seemed like a great activity to do considering it was raining. We went armed with our umbrellas and walking shoes and walked through quite an interesting slice of Goan history. The architecture, the colors, the Christian influence and the stories were all captivating and brought to life by our charming storyteller and host, Petulla. We sampled on Goan snacks and sweet delicacies, also got a glimpse into the culture through some music and dance...all in all was a real fun experience. We decided to go on this mainly for our 13 year old and he enjoyed it too. Given that its an UNESCO heritage site, the houses kind of take us back to the past. Taking pictures on quaint housefronts and petting local felines he was in heaven.
Written 26 May 2022
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Thank you so much Clare for such a comprehensive and beautifully written review of your experience in the Latin Quarters. We are glad you enjoyed the experience with Make It Happen. Will share this with Petulla as well. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well.
Written 27 May 2022
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Sushma
2 contributions
Feb 2022
I had been to Goa twice in the past and had been to Fontainhas on those trips, but not really understanding the stories behind the colourful buildings you see there.

That changed when we booked Make It Happen's Fontainhas tour. Our Storyteller, Ms. Petulla took us around Fontainhas sharing stories behind the colourful buildings, architecture, and statues. The pace of the walk tour was convenient even for the 2 elders from my family. Her storytelling style was peppered with humour and we thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that we didn't realise how fast the 2.5 hours went by. I particularly liked the Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro and the art gallery she took us to. She also shared great recommendations for places to eat and visit for the remaining days of our trip.

Highly recommend Make It Happen's walk tour if you are someone who likes to know about the history of a place in a fun, non-academic way.
Written 9 March 2022
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Thank you so much Sushma for a beautifully written review of your experience with Make It Happen. We are glad you enjoyed the experience in the Latin Quarters. Will share this with Petulla as well. We look forward to hosting you again next time on our other experiences as well.
Written 14 March 2022
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Rahul A
Mumbai, India44 contributions
We did the morning Fountainhas Walk with Petulla. By coincidence we were the only ones and it turned out to be a private tour :-)

The tour took us through Fountainhas with breaks in between for a stop at a bakery, art gallery and ending with a short musical performance. Petulla was knowledgeable with regard to history of Fountainhas. The entire tour lasted for about 2 hours. The tour will give you opportunities to take lots of pictures, however if you've been to Pondicherry it will seem familiar.

In terms of value of money, we found tour expensive for value offered and hence would not recommend it to others. The walk can easily be done on your own with some research on the net.
Written 28 December 2021
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Hello Rahul and Asha, The fact that you managed to have a private experience for a standard pricing itself is value for money. Also, while you might be able to walk to all the spots using internet research and Google maps the indepth storytelling and perspectives that we offer is not available online. Thank you for booking with us!
Written 1 February 2022
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Smita Mishra
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
It was a wonderful experience. Our guide Amreen was very knowledgeable. She explained the historical importance of Fontainhas in a very interesting manner. She engaged the group with the facts as well as the folk lores about the Fontainhas during the entire walk. We could cover all the important places of the Latin quarters in 2 hours and that's the benefit of such curated walking tours. The meeting with the local musician was icing on the cake. Being a solo traveler, the walk was also an opportunity for me to interact with other travelers of the Group. Amreen was also kind enough to give me tips on best places to buy cashewnuts! I would recommend this tour to all those tourists who want to explore Goan culture and heritage beyond its famous beaches and night life.
Written 3 November 2021
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Thank you so much Smita for a beautifully written review of your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the experience in the Latin Quarters with Make It Happen. Will share this with Amreen as well. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well.
Written 24 March 2022
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Biswa M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India206 contributions
Mar 2022
Booked the Fontainhas Heritage Walk conducted by Make It Happen. The guided tour was very nice. Our guide, Petulla, was very knowledgeable and friendly. She told us the stories behind some of the buildings and families located in the Latin quarter. The walk started at 10 am and took about 2 hrs to complete. It also included a performance by a local musician called Francisco who serenaded us inside a café with his selection of Latin music. Refreshing drinks were served at the end. All in all, it was very good experience. This is meant for those culturally-minded folk who have an interest in the history behind the Portuguese heritage of Goa, and not for people who are there just to click selfies and pics for social media. I was in a group of 4, but private tours are also available. They are more expensive than group tours, but they include an interaction with a local family at their home, which must be fascinating.
Written 29 March 2022
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Thank you so much Biswaroop for such a comprehensive and beautifully written review of your experience. We glad you had a great experience in the Latin Quarters with Make It Happen. Will share this with Petulla as well. We look forward to hosting you again on our other experiences as well.
Written 29 March 2022
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Ashraf S
66 contributions
Jun 2022
What a fantastic experience we had with Petulla on the Fontainhas Heritage Walk by "Make It Happen". We had always wanted to visit Fontainhas but without proper historical knowledge, it never happened till we chanced upon Make it Happen website. We took the leap of faith and booked and it turned out to be an inspired move. Petulla called in advance of our meeting time and checked on route and provided advise on parking (appreciated). We had a good chat with the introductions and then the next 2+ hours just flew, Petulla is a treasure trove of information and she has an amazing witty style. History of the streets and houses were shared and honestly on our own we would have not seen so much and got so much knowledge. Add to it there was a lovely art exhibit arranged by Petulla and she also helped us understand the local bread options on the way. The final part was an amazing surprise which we enjoyed a lot, perfect grand finale to the experience. I won't share what is was, as it is best you enjoy it. Highly recommend the experience if you love history and understand the old Goa charm. Thank you Petulla and the "Make It Happen" team - Murali who guided us during the booking.
Written 20 June 2022
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M_B
New Delhi, India2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Highly recommend this walking tour, including those who frequently visit Goa but may never know so much about its history. The tour was very well curated with sweet experiences like stops at a bakery, tea house and live singing. Raysancia was a super guide - patient, very pleasant, excellent storyteller and had so many stories to share on the Latin Quarter and Goa’s culture and history in general! Looking forward to experiencing other walks my Make It Happen!
Written 25 June 2022
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gauri k
2 contributions
This was the first time out of our many visits to Goa that we made the effort to find out more about the history of the place. Make It Happen and their excellent guide Petulla was the most brilliant way to do that. My teenage daughter and I had a wonderful time on this thoughtfully curated tour. We were accompanied by a like-minded group of lovely walking-group mates from all over India with whom we struck an instant rapport. Petulla made sure to not only explain the rich history and heritage of the area we were in, but also encouraged the group to mix, took photos for us, and was so patient and ever smiling... a bundle of positivity and a great ambassador of her home, Goa! To finish the tour, we were treated to a refreshing kokum drink, serenaded by the melodious and lovely Evanne (hope I got her name right).

If like us, you are looking to add a cultural and historical quotient your basic Goa holiday, don't think twice before booking walking tours with Make It Happen.
Written 4 April 2022
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Thank you so much Gauri for such a comprehensive and beautifully written review of your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience in the Latin Quarters with Make It Happen. Will share this with Petulla as well. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well.
Written 4 April 2022
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Pranav
1 contribution
Mar 2022
This walking tour was one of the highlights of my visit to Goa. Our storyteller, Petulla ensured we had a wonderful experience, as we navigated the colourful and narrow bylanes of the Fontainhas area. The tour had a personal touch, with a few stops at a cosy bakery (the carrot cake was delicious), a cafe (the live performance here was a pleasant surprise) and even an art gallery. Additionally, the insights on the history of the area and its rich culture made it all the more enjoyable. All in all, if you're looking for an informative, fun filled experience, with a "Goan" vibe, I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 8 March 2022
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Thank you so much Pranav for a comprehensive review and the wonderful words. We are glad you enjoyed the experience in the Latin Quarters with Make It Happen. Will share this with Petulla. We look forward to hosting you again next time on our other experiences as well.
Written 14 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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