Fontainhas
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  • Shoeb Ali
    Bangalore District, India69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short walk down the Street
    A short walk down street (u shaped). Not comparable with french quarters in Pondicherry. take an auto from "church of immaculate conception" as the parking is issue here and walking down here means a lot in hot sun. Note: there is paid parking at church of immaculate conception (road in front). cafe "Panjim Inn" is at side of this place where you can grab food/chilled beer (heritage building).
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • sunlight1000
    Bengaluru, India296 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fountain of history at Fountainhas
    Fontainhas is steeped in Goan history. Interesting narrow streets with colorful buildings which has residents even today. It’s a popular tourist haunt. But I felt sorry for some of the residents who have lost their privacy because of intrusive tourists like us taking photos. It has interesting streets like January 31st Street, the Pizza Hut I stumbled across by chance was happily situated in one of the old colonial Portuguese buildings. I don’t think a visit to Panjim will be complete without a trip to Fountainhas.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 November 2023
  • ravi311
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Portuguese settlement of the past
    The narrow streets and the colourful houses were "frozen in the past". A good place to walk and absorb history. Take time to notice the house designs, the cock on the roof and the old water wells. Can be hot and humid during summer.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Shatakshi
    Noida, India142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit to Fountainhaas
    Fountainhaas is an colorful locality full of Latin quarters. You can park you scooty in the parking area near church and explore entire area on foot which is best option. Almost all photo spots will be busy always so you will have to wait to click some pictures. It is totally worth , click some amazing pictures and have some food at any of the cafe located here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 December 2023
  • GrandTour06972584075
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazingly beautiful ! Waiting to be experienced and explored
    It is a treasure trove of history. The vibrant colours of the houses with their very own history truly gives each house it's personality. The Make It Happen Team with story teller Ms. Petulla gave insights and vivid descriptions of the Latin Quarter Fontainhas. The historically connected Solar Andrade House with it's detailed narrative of yesteryears brought out by host Airito Andrade made it very special. The music completed a memorable evening
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 January 2024
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Saurabh Jain
Mumbai, India17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Cool and nice place to visit (spend some time at a good coffee shop), better in the evening (difficult to park your vehicle)
Written 31 January 2024
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Manju S
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I felt it's over hyped. The white town in pondicherry is much better then fountainhas. Didn't found it worth visiting. You may invest your time in something else.
Written 26 January 2024
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GrandTour06972584075
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It is a treasure trove of history. The vibrant colours of the houses with their very own history truly gives each house it's personality.

The Make It Happen Team with story teller Ms. Petulla gave insights and vivid descriptions of the Latin Quarter Fontainhas.

The historically connected Solar Andrade House with it's detailed narrative of yesteryears brought out by host Airito Andrade made it very special. The music completed a memorable evening
Written 25 January 2024
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Sujit A
Naperville, IL2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Fountainhas is over rated. There is 1 street. There is no place to walk safely and there is constant traffic. It does not look that quaint or interesting. The bakeries are the street have good desserts though
Written 19 January 2024
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Devendra G
India942 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I had seen videos all over social media portals with great review of the place. While the area is beautiful and has an old city charm to the same, it gets spoiled by the fact the place is overcrowded, plus when we visited the lanes were full of traffic and there was hardly any place to walk. I would not recommend a visit.
Written 5 January 2024
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Shatakshi
Noida, India142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fountainhaas is an colorful locality full of Latin quarters. You can park you scooty in the parking area near church and explore entire area on foot which is best option. Almost all photo spots will be busy always so you will have to wait to click some pictures.

It is totally worth , click some amazing pictures and have some food at any of the cafe located here.
Written 31 December 2023
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Trek19746202327
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Old world feel....gives a good picture of the Portuguese life-style. Can spend a good amount of time strolling around, especially in the evening.
Written 20 December 2023
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Mohan Bharathi
Coimbatore, India3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The famous yellow house that you find in the pictures of Fountainhas is "Casa De Morada" and people who reside there are Gomes Pereira and his uppity son - I really hope in the future someone treats you the same way you treated me. I was just an innocent traveller who was non-intrusive and was quietly clicking photographs. In awe of the place, I failed to read the small xeroxed 'no photography' sign on your door. You told me there are no photographs allowed and I moved away without taking another. But then you called me up and poured bottles of water on me? Told me to think of it as your piss. Called me a 🐷. I gave them back a few after this, but this is not the way to treat people. You could have asked the same politely. I sincerely hope you get humbled soon by some one so much larger than you. Mark my words, it will happen.
Written 19 December 2023
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David P
Washington DC, DC25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
I included Panjim on my must-visit list, enticed by the numerous beautiful photographs of the town I had come across. Its vibrant houses, sophisticated restaurants, and charming churches exuded elegance. However, after a brief 20-minute stroll, I noticed an abundance of "No Photography" signs, not only on bed and breakfasts but also on commercial properties. In Panjim, one can wander the streets leisurely, yet find themselves being scolded for photographing. I encountered a man who was vehemently cursing at tourists innocently capturing photos of interesting sights, some of which weren't even marked with no-photography signs. I somewhat understand the locals' annoyance with tourists, but it's important to remember that mutual respect is key. Tourists should be mindful not to trespass, but they ought to have the freedom to photograph public attractions. The locals don't own the public streets. My recommendation would be to avoid Panjim. The town has been overly glorified. Everywhere else I visited in India, from Mumbai and Varanasi to Ajanta and Delhi, the people were incredibly warm and welcoming. This hostility in Panjim is not representative of the usual Indian hospitality. Personally, I plan to return to Goa one day but will steer clear of Panjim. In my extensive travels around the world, I've never encountered such rude, arrogant, or aloof behavior from locals toward visitors.
Written 17 December 2023
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@Shivani23
Mumbai, India60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A walk down the heritage lane brushes you with history....Visit it once to see the old Portugese houses...Visit the place around 4 p.m to beat the Goa heat.
Written 10 December 2023
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