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Menezes Braganza House

Chandor, India
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As featured in Goa on a budget
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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674 reviews 674 reviews
174 attraction reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

There are a surprising number of old Portuguese colonial mansions in Goa - in spite of everything they go on and on. This one is top drawer and there are not many historical attractions where the 15th generation show you around with a wealth of well honed anecdotes to boot. But the sheer charisma of the place overwhelms and you... More

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Faridabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I would never recommend this place to anyone. This place is nothing but a way to loot people. They do not tell you about the ticket price when it starts & then they force you to donate 150 Rupees. Which I don't think so is donation. Highly disappointed.

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Monrovia, Liberia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This little pocket of Portugese history tucked away far from the madding crowd in South Goa is a great place to visit if you're around there. The place is family owned and does not have entrance fees. A member of the family is happy to show you around and you can put whatever you want in the donation box in... More

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