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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fontainhas

Fontainhas
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Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona...
Ranked #11 of 102 things to do in Panjim
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Canada
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245 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

The only part of Fontainhas that was adequately restored and worth seeing was the Panjim Inn and its sister buildings.

Visited February 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Portuguese quarter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

its the Portuguese quarter of town, dotted with old Portuguese era buildings and architecture - in hear you will feel completely in a dated Portuguese town. dotted with heritage hotels & guest houses, quiet and very serene. must visit and if lucky must stay there as well (not many rooms in these places - book ahead).

Visited November 2011
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Vadodara, India
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85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
“heritage mansions - portuguese era live again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

there is not much to say abt it. A local spring or fountain made these area called as de' Fontainhas! We stayed here for 3 days. good locality, good food, some awesome art galleries, cafe' s - all parallel to Ourem creek. nicely maintained old mansions with Portuguese styled color scheme.

nothing much to say, my pictures would say it all!
worth a visit !

Visited September 2011
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Authentic Goan experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

Went into this area after reading in Rough Guide. started by being dropped of by taxi in main town then after several wrong turns arrived at destination Panjim Inn which I had wanted to see rooms. Old hotel with lovely balcony looking out over street-not much room but great just sitting and people watching over the balcony. Rooms old Portuguese style.After a cuppa we headed off towards the rest of area as taxi driver said temple not far away. We walked through the old streets and saw the temple at the top of a steep hill which we walked up and got great view over Panjim. If you are only going into Panjim for shopping then consider a second trip to explore as there are lots of places to see. Next door to Panjim Inn there is the tile place where they sell Portugese style tiles, there is the museum, tile workshop, art gallery, waterfront area, dance/music academy (Kala) and lots more that we have yet to see.Well worth the aching legs to get out and about.

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