A highlight of Fontainhas is the Chapel of St. Sebastian, built in 1818 to meet the needs of the largely Portuguese community. Today, the chapel houses an old crucifix from the Palace of the Inquisition in Old Goa, and unlike most crucifixes, this one depicts Jesus with his head up and his eyes open. Both Fontainhas and its neighboring district of Sao Tome can easily be explored on foot during a half or full day.
Tours & Tickets
Take a private tour of Goa, a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is ... Read more
Location: Goa Velha, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Discover Goa’s historical Portuguese influences on this private half-day tour. Learn about Goa’s colonial history as you visit some of the region’s most ... Read more
Location: Goa, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)