Fontainhas Heritage Walk by Make It Happen

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Soak in the rich heritage of a neighborhood described by historian William Dalrymple as a ‘small chunk of Portugal washed up on the shores of the Indian Ocean’, and interact with locals who strive to keep centuries of culture alive to this day.

Discover the untold history of the city of Panjim at Tobacco Square, and hear intriguing tales of the neighborhood's former colonial Portuguese residents.

Be transported to a bygone era as we explore painstakingly preserved heritage buildings that have survived the onslaught of development in the 21st century.

The quaint streets are lined with traditional Portuguese style homes in a palette of striking bright colors, making this every photographer’s paradise.

Visit Panjim’s oldest bakery and have a taste of their traditional Goan treats with a refreshing beverage (subject to the bakery’s operational days & timings).

Meet with a renowned local Goan musician and enjoy a live performance of his distinctive blend of Konkani and Latin styles.


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Stop At: Fontainhas, Panjim India

Fontainhas is not only the oldest but the largest Latin quarter of Asia. Located at the foot of the hills, Altinho hills with springs surround Fontainhas on the west side, which give it its name from Portuguese for “little fountain”. Witness the Portuguese past that eventually survived the onslaught of development in the 21st century. The houses are dressed in yellow, green and blue, balconies fronted by wrought iron railings and tiled roofs transporting you to another era.

Duration: 20 minutes


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop - A Healthy Local Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • Music Performance by a renowned Goan Musician
  • Entry to non-residential Heritage Buildings
  • Entry/Admission - Fontainhas


  • Private transportation

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • All our tour presenters & hosts will be wearing a face mask and use sanitizers. We will avoid physical contact with guests like handshakes. We will be serving refreshments / meals in places that follow hygiene and sanitary guidelines approved by Make It Happen. All enclosed spaces will be sanitized.

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Eric K
May 2022

Great knowledge of the city, good storyteller and not too commercialized like many organiser city tours. Would recommend.

May 2022

Great walked.very informative.. loved every bit of it. Very knowledgeable host with who was patient.

May 2022

The museum cafeteria and the musical experience were def the highlights! Overall a great experience!

May 2022

A must do walk in Goa. Being led through the old Portuguese architecture and history makes for such a surprising activity.

May 2022

Fantastic Experience! Experience old Goa through its history, its architecture, quaint buildings and colourful homes and the amazing Portuguese tradition & culture. Nelson Menezes is a rock star tour guide with deep knowledge of history, archeology and culture. He provided some interesting insigh...

May 2022

Excellent. Very informative and interesting. The story teller was Amreen Shaikh. We definitely would recommend this to anyone who visit goa.

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