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Address: , Chandor, India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one of...
Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one of the original owners.
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A place must to visit in Goa

One of the most interesting place to see in Goa, Here you can see the House of Royal Goan family during Portuguese regime. Life style, Furniture displayed here is worth seeing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A quite unique and lovely sight to see. It is a real chance to see the splendour of Goa, the family are lovely when showing you around the house. It is a must see in South Goa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of the most interesting place to see in Goa, Here you can see the House of Royal Goan family during Portuguese regime. Life style, Furniture displayed here is worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

The place was definitely wonderful but the whole experience was tarnished by the caretakers who forcibly made us pay 600 rupees though such an amount was mentioned nowhere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a wonderful place depicting the life and times of the aristocrats in Goa more than a century back. The style is there for all to see with furnitures, lamps, chandeliers, crockery of the bygone era still in place. The place does not have the trappings of a formal museum and one can leisurely walk around with the local... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Braganza House belongs to one of the earliest Brahmin converts by the colonial Portuguese but many visitors believe & review them as Portuguese who lost their vast lands after Goa`s liberation ( They report it losing independence!) in to the Indian union in 1961.The house with its western & eastern wing is divided among two brothers who don`t seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Most travellers to Goa fail to look beyond the beaches. However, there is much more to experience including the palatial homes of the Portuguese nobles. One of the best such homes is the Braganza House in Chandor. This beautiful mansion is full of antiques and furniture from across the globe, which will be shown to you dedicatedly by one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is managed well by its residents and they have displayed a lot of different items of interest belonging to the Portuguese era. We see a lot of beautiful paintings, furniture items and other decoration stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

An enormous old colonial house handed down through nine generations, but now dependent on donations to sustain its upkeep as a result of the loss of family lands when Goa lost its independence. Well worth the visit from Colva or surrounds as there are lots of items collected by the family over the last 450 years, from China, Europe and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It can be said that the history of Goa lies within these walls. The glorious days of trade as the Braganzas once a Hindu family, converted to Christianity and rose in the ranks of the Portuguese government. The king of Portugal granted them a coat of arms and the name 'Braganza' to the ancestor who kept adding rooms and cultivating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It's a shame to read so many negative reviews about this important slice of Goan heritage. Both apartments are worth visiting. The East wing (Right at the top of the stairs) is filled with artefacts from Europe, China and India, as well as personal objects given to the family by guests over the years. 14 members of the family still... More 

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