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Fontainhas Heritage Walk

Patto Colony, India

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Experience hosted by Amreen Lata Ameez Deepak  Murali

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The walk begins Tobacco Square near the main Post Office in Panjim and then leads us into the heritage precinct of St. Thomas ward, passing the small chapel of Sao Tome.

We visit the famous old 31st January Bakery, and then move into the Fontainhas area passing the chapel of St. Sebastian.

This leads to a cluster of interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Portuguese Foundation, and Galerie Gitanjali.

We give you an exclusive insider access to visit a famous Goan musician and get insights into Portuguese influence on Goan music. Get mesmerized by Fado, Latin and Folk music performed by the musician.

We then return to the Post Office by a different route highlighting the elements and places of interest that liven up the Latin Quarters in the evenings .

Our presenters will highlight all the above places with fascinating history and anecdotes that are unheard of and will share a very unique perspective of the making of Fontainhas.
Other things to note
The experience may not be enjoyed by infants and toddlers.
We suggest you to bring your own water bottle, preferably a reusable water bottle as we would like to minimize the usage of single use plastic products.
Wear comfortable footwear and carry a Hat/ Cap.
The walk begins Tobacco Square near the main Post Office in Panjim and then leads us into the heritage precinct of St. Thomas ward, passing the small chapel of Sao Tome.

We visit the famous old 31st January Bakery, and then move into the Fontainhas area passing the chapel of St. Sebastian.

This leads to a cluster of interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Portuguese Foundation, and Galerie Gitanjali.

We give you…

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Meet your host, Amreen Lata Ameez Deepak Murali

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We are a group of passionate hosts under MAKE IT HAPPEN, which is an Experiential Travel Company, that specializes in curating immersive travel experiences.
We qualify as local experts and are passionate about the history, culture, art & heritage of Goa, and have invested several years into studying and perfecting the art of storytelling.
Here is an introduction about our team:

Lata: A veteran from the hospitality industry, she always has an interesting story to tell, whether it’s historical or an age-old traditional snippet. Lata was the Principal of the culinary institute at Cidade De Goa and also hosts culinary experiences.

Amreen: Nothing fascinates Amreen more than unraveling history, be it local or global. Currently, pursuing her Masters in History, she is stacked with knowledge on Portuguese and Pre - Portuguese history of Goa.
We are a group of passionate hosts under MAKE IT HAPPEN, which is an Experiential Travel Company, that specializes in curating immersive travel experiences.
We qualify as local experts and are passionate about the history, culture, art & heritage of Goa, and have invested several years into studying and perfecting the art of storytelling.
Here is an introduction about our team:

Lata: A veteran from the hospitality industry, she always has an interesting story to tell, whethe…
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Where you'll be

- Get a vivid introduction to the city of Panjim at the Tobacco Square.
- Get insight to typical Indo-Portuguese architecture at the Latin Quarters.
- Immerse yourself in the interesting stories about the streets and houses of Fontainhas.
- Visit the oldest bakery of Panjim known for delectable Goan sweets, savories.
- Music performance by a renowned Goan musician at a heritage property.
- A refreshing drink

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

Vikas
December 2020
Amreen is extremely knowledgable and told us fantastic stories. Lovely personality and smiling/cheerful throughout. We had a great time on the tour with her.
Shreejata
November 2020
Goa has always been synonymous with clubs and cheap alcohol but every place has a history of its own. As a solo traveler that is what I seek and the team, with Amreen as our story teller, delivered exactly that- who knew there existed a UNESCO heritage site right amidst the hustle and bustle of Panjim- the colourful walls, the tales, and the history- I could go on and on but these are one of the few things one needs to experience for self 😊 Woukd recommend to ALL
Goa has always been synonymous with clubs and cheap alcohol but every place has a history of its own. As a solo traveler that is what I seek and the team, with Amreen as our story…
Sahiba
October 2020
The Fontainhas Heritage Walk was an immersive walking tour in Goa narrating its past and was super informational. Fontainhas is a charming locality in Panjim which takes you straight to Portugal with its traditional architecture and colourfully painted homes. We enjoyed our walk with Team Make it Happen. My friends and I spent enjoyable hours wandering around, learning about the history and taking pictures around the locality.
The Fontainhas Heritage Walk was an immersive walking tour in Goa narrating its past and was super informational. Fontainhas is a charming locality in Panjim which takes you straig…
Aditya
February 2020
Me and my wife were visiting Goa for the third time and we were looking for something different to do and it so happened that I found the heritage walk on airbnb!..the experience was truly nice and amreen was a superb host!It could be easily made out that she had a deep sense of understanding ,knowledge and passion for her job. She looked out for us and our interests and did a very coomendable Job of clarifying our doubts!....the hot goan weather was the only spoilsport but the rest was perfect and we had a great and enjoyable experience!!..cheers
Me and my wife were visiting Goa for the third time and we were looking for something different to do and it so happened that I found the heritage walk on airbnb!..the experience w…
Rashad
February 2020
If you're in Goa you must take this walk. The host is amazing with such detailed insights into the culture and history. Really enjoyed and got to know a gazillion new things. Thank you Amreen for the guided tour.
Sushant
February 2020
Amreen had a knack for storytelling. Being a student of history, she knows her part well and she seems to have passion for it. The tour was well structured and it had elements of surprise and amusements.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat or Cap on a bright and hot day

Umbrella or Raincoat in Monsoon