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.


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

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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: 2 hours

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
September 2023

Amazing places, new things to explore in goa , Portuguese infulence , old goa ,goa food , goa music

September 2023

Great experience.good to see real goa with som mant facts..highly recommended tour if u want to know the history of goa .

September 2023

Best way to learn about Goa Portuguese history. Our story teller Mughda was a history buff and shared some great stories and insight. The highlight of the tour was Fado music by 79 year old gentleman, Francesco. Great and interesting way to learn about goan history. Thank you Mughda for great ...

September 2023

This heritage walk was so informative. Hinaz welcomed us and shared the best Goan stories. She was an amazing storyteller and we learned so much about Goan history and its development over the years. Make it Happen has done a fab job curating this experience with stories, traditional sweet tastin...

September 2023

Hinaz was wonderful storyteller and a host during our heritage walk. Awesome time spent, a must try! Thank you Make it happen to really make it happen! 😄

September 2023

It's was nice experience to roam in the streets of goa with the sweet tour guide - petulla. Amazing.

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