Fontainhas, Goa's Latin Quarter, is a quaint, beautiful part of Panjim city. Its lanes are flanked by vibrant, colourful Portuguese style villas with wrought iron balconies. They are remnants of Portuguese colonial times. The names of the lanes have links to important dates, eg. Rua 31 de Janeira (31st January Road) is named after the day when Portugal got independence from Spain on January 31, 1640. It is best to explore Fontainhas on foot, seeing rows of colourful houses and cottages, quaint bakeries, cafes and art galleries dotting the area. Some of the must visit spots in Fontainhas are St Sebastian Chapel, Afonso Guest House, Velha Goa Galleria (for hand painted azulejo tiles and ceramics), Peacock Steps, Joseph's Bar, Maruti Temple atop Altinho Hill. Some of the famous places to eat in Fontainhas are Viva Panjim and Verandah Panjim Inn.