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Menezes Braganza House

Chandor, India
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Chandor
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one of the original owners.
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New york
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

On arriving at this unkempt building that looked deserted,we walked in and encountered a maid who only spoke Hindi.she showed us some rooms upstairs and did not seem to know much.hardly the tour guide she was supposed to be.at the end of a quick ten minute tour,punctuated by a lot of "you can't go there""don't take photos" she asked us... More

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The house is overall very interesting and provides a glimpse into history. As we entered the house, there is a staircase, that rises and turns back. Once at the top floor, there are two wings. We took the East wing first, that is the wing on the right (right AFTER reaching the top of the stairs). The Lady who maintains... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This house is divided into two wings, each run by a different branch of the same family. Both simply take donations for viewing the house in order to maintain it. The West wing is very well maintained (inside) and the lady who owns/runs it is very knowledgeable. However she allows no pictures. The East wing allows pictures, but definitely needs... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Rajasthan and most other states in India had their maharajas and royalty. Goa, for obvious reasons, did not have any. But they had the landed gentry, and the Braganza family from the 15th century was one of them. They were akin to royalty in those days to the extent that the Portuguese tried to woo them over, but failed. A... More

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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Looks like a con artist is at work at this mansion. I agree with the reviews of shekhar15oc and Jitenbhatia83 for this attraction. POSITIVES: 1. Sprawling mansion with plenty of Portuguese heritage -- but then, you can see such houses from the outside all over Goa; in fact, this one has paint peeling off, both outside and inside 2. Good... More

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Bangalore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Menezes Braganza Perreira home, now divided between two branches of the family, belonged to a long line of respected and influential lawyers, landowners and publishers. It is an enormous building with twenty-eight windows and numerous balconies overlooking a quiet street and the family crypt on the other side of the nearby square. We went into the right wing of... More

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Margao, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Its a beautiful protuguese house in the old capital.. the house is massive. Its architecture is magnificent. Its has so many antiques . You just have to go a take a look , trust me u wont be dissappointed. As it is really hard to take care of the house i request you leave a small donation as you leave... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

This is place to get a feel of Portuguese Goa. Managed by the family living for generations in the mansion. Lots of collections of old era objects being maintained by them. Big bedrooms, ball rooms with decors from old Goa, private chapel brings an unique experience. Must go, and enjoy the ride back in time.

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The house is owned by two families and there is a "donation" to go in they ask for a minimum of 100 rupees per person to go in the part on the left as you look at the house and 150 rupees per person to go in the part of the house on the right (note you cannot take photos... More

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yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Do visit both wings - one is like a museum, the other much more homely and lived in. This a glimpse of a past way of life, not at all typically Indian. I am amazed people object to making a donation to the upkeep - how would you like a constant flow of people going round your home all day... More

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