Trail Overview

Fontainhas Goa

Panjim, the current capital of Goa is known for its Indo-Portuguese-styled architecture that was one of the first to be established when the capital was moved. One beautiful little section that was built during the making of Panjim was Fontainhas, also called the Latin Quarters of Panjim. 

From the times of the tobacco trade to the minting of coins and the final administrative center of the Portuguese, Panjim has seen it all. With a special focus on the Fontainhas area, we discover the 'Making of Panaji'. We learn how ‘Nova Goa’ developed as the new capital city after the older capital, Old Goa crumbled down with disease. We listen to stories about the most prominent monuments of the area while on a Fontainhas heritage walk. In addition, we visit a local house and one of the oldest bakeries in the city and try out some local delicacies!

Let Fontainhas give you an experience of Goa that will seem like a whole new world altogether!

Note: This is a walking trail with an approximate distance of about 1 .5KM in total.

Trail Duration: 2.5 - 3 HRS

Start time: 4 PM or 8 AM.
(Alternate time: 9:00 am. Slots available depending on availability) 

2 Hours 30 Minutes 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 15 Jul, and more MO' Cafe
What's on Us and What's on You!

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Soul Traveling Goodies
  • All Entry Fees
  • Drinking Water Filling Station

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Transport
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additional time beyond the standard duration
What makes this tour special
  • Walking Trail covering the first Portuguese Settlement in Panjim 
  • Re-discovering defining elements in Sao Tome Locality
  • Colourful Lanes & Beautiful Architectural elements of Fontainhas
  • Snacks at a local Goan Bakery Operational from 1920s
  • Indo- Portuguese House Visit
  • Beautiful chapels with unique architecture
  • Local Legends & Stories 
  • Connecting with the friendly locals that make you feel like you are at home
  • The Panjim Post Office
  • Mint House
  • Colorful Lanes of São Tomé & Fontainhas
  • Sao Tome Chapel
  • A Popular Local Bakery for Snack/Sweet Tasting
  • St. Sebastian Chapel
  • Local Goan Home Visit

FAQs about the Fontainhas Heritage Walk


What is explored during the Fontainhas Heritage Walk?

The Indo-Portuguese architecture and history of Panjim, Goa's Fontainhas neighborhood, sometimes called the Latin Quarters, are explored on the Fontainhas Walk.

Where does the Fontainhas Heritage Walk start?

The Fontainhas walk starts from MO's Cafe in Panjim, Goa.

Can I choose the start time for the Fontainhas Heritage Walk?

Yes, we are open to customizations, you can talk to our support team at +919529490245.

How can I book the Fontainhas Walk?

To reserve the Fontainhas Heritage Walk and explore the Portuguese colony of Goa you can call the Soul Travelling team at +919529490245.

What is the cancellation policy for the Heritage Walk?

Following is the cancellation policy for the Fontainhas Heritage walk:

  • Cancellations made 24 hours prior to the tour start time will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24 to 12 hours of the tour start time will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 12 hours before the tour start time.

This policy ensures flexibility for cancellations while maintaining fairness for travelers and Soul Travelling.

Can my pet accompany me on the Fontainhas Heritage Walk?

Yes, the walk at Fontainhas is pet friendly however, based on previous experience, we have seen the guest dogs barking and causing a scene with the local dogs. The locality has tons of street dogs that are always moving around in the area. If pets are brought along, guests have to ensure the pet is taken care of and accompanied at all times.

 Is it possible to customize the Fontainhas heritage walk for special events or private groups?

Yes, the heritage walk at Fontainhas, Goa lets you customize the trip to your tastes and interests for special occasions, business events, and so on.


Meeting Point
MO' Cafe, H.No E-365, Rua Miguel Vicent Abreu, Panaji, Goa 403001 View on Map