Fontainhas - É A Portugal Em Goa!

In the middle of the Panjim city, Fontainhas rests quietly over the bank of the Ourem creek. It is a colorful old Latin quarter which has narrow roads and houses reminding the bygone era of Portuguese rule.

Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa



The houses in Fontainhas are painted in red, yellow and blue colors and their walls are adorned with typical Portuguese tiles. Even most of the sign boards are made of these blue and white tiles reminding the influence of the Portuguese rule that lasted centuries.


Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa

Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa





Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa

A quiet walk through the Fontainhas and a few serene moments spent in front of Fontainhas’ ancient chapel might even bring you inner peace!

Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa



If you are tired walking, there are quite a few bakeries and restaurants in this area to relish some good food in a fairy tale setting.

Tea Cafe in Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa
Author in the 'Tea Cafe" Fontainhas


The legendary Rooster of Barcelos - A common Portuguese Symbol
The legendary Rooster of Barcelos - A common Portuguese Symbol

Ourem creek flows quietly on one side of the Fontainhas. It was recently renovated and the bridge across it is brightly painted to match the vibrancy of the Fontainhas.


Ourem creek near Fontainhas - the picturesque Latin quarter in Goa

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