A visit to Fontainhas, Panaji’s old Latin Quarter, dispels the notion of Goa being a commercial tourist destination, known only for its beaches
A visit to Panjim’s Fontainhas neighbourhood feels like a journey through a postcard of a pretty street in a European city. The winding alleyways are adorned by tiled-roofed houses in spectacular shades of blue and reds. The houses, some dilapidated, others standing solid, untouched by the onslaught of time, brings alive Goa’s Portuguese past.
The architecture of Fontainhas (fountain in Porto) is sophisticated; the old meets the new in a way that lends the neighbourhood a unique character.
It is difficult to believe that the neighbourhood developed haphazardly without much attention paid to its design, for the streets, despite being narrow, appear ordered...