The Heritage Walk
Fontainhas, Goa's Latin Quarter Tour
Fontainhas Latin Quarter in North Goa is one of the top tourist attractions in Panjim. Wondering what makes Latin Quarters so popular? First, these Latin quarters are the only ones in Asia, and second, the colorful Portuguese-style houses along with the beautiful street art on the walls feel transports you into a different world.
The Latin cottages were built in colonial architecture and painted in fluorescents and pastels. Fontainhas Latin Quarters can be best explored on foot as the streets are narrow and hence one should wear comfortable footwear. There are cute little cafés and bakeries that are over 100 years old on the streets of Latin quarters. Also, beef samosas and prawn cutlets are two highly popular snacks available on the streets there.
In contrast to the colorful houses, tourists can explore the very beautiful 19th-century Chapel of St. Sebastian and the Hindu Maruti Temple devoted to lord Hanuman.
The estimated time to explore these tourist places is usually 1.5- 2 hrs.
Interested in visiting the Latin Quarters? Call Soul Travelling on +919529490245 or ask our resort staff for assistance.