• Architecture
  • Histories and Stories
  • Neighbourhood & Bazaars

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About the walk

Fontainhas offers the visitors the chance to walk through history, and discover the Portuguese colonial period in Goa. Fontainhas which means “little fountain” derives its name from the little fountain at the foot of the hill. Fontainhas hold a unique distinction of being one of the oldest and the largest Latin quarter of Asia.  We begin our walk at the historic tobacco square.  We then walk into the past through the narrow lanes narrating the history.  The lanes of Fontainhas have vibrant coloured houses which display’s the amazing Portuguese architecture.  To enjoy the Portuguese culture in a matter of hours there is no better place than to walk around this area.  It’s a fascinating experience and also fun, as the historical area is peppered with places to eat and drink.

 

Walk Date
Meeting Time
07:15 am
Event Date
Event Time
07:30 am ~ 09:30 am

Exploring the Portuguese Architecture of Fontainhas

In Partnership With

Interglobe Foundation

Led By

Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar

Meeting Time

07:15 AM

Meeting point

General Post Office, Panaji

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Kadamba Bus Stand, Panaji

About the walk

Fontainhas offers the visitors the chance to walk through history, and discover the Portuguese colonial period in Goa. Fontainhas which means “little fountain” derives its name from the little fountain at the foot of the hill. Fontainhas hold a unique distinction of being one of the oldest and the largest Latin quarter of Asia.  We begin our walk at the historic tobacco square.  We then walk into the past through the narrow lanes narrating the history.  The lanes of Fontainhas have vibrant coloured houses which display’s the amazing Portuguese architecture.  To enjoy the Portuguese culture in a matter of hours there is no better place than to walk around this area.  It’s a fascinating experience and also fun, as the historical area is peppered with places to eat and drink.

 

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Please Note

  • Please note that the meeting point is a 500-meter-walk from the nearest bus stand.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry drinking water.
  • No entry fees. 
  • As we shall be visiting religious sites, please dress accordingly. Please carry something to cover your head (compulsory). 
  • You may carry your cameras and notebooks. Photography allowed.
  • Limited parking facilities are available at the meeting point. Hence, we recommend that you use public transport.