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Menezes Braganza House

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Address: Chandor, India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one...

Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one of the original owners.

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A bit of the time gone by..

It is a huge 450 yr old mansion, owned by two different families now. Both have areas open to public and plenty of artifacts on display. I liked the other one (that is not owned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful palace no doubt. But we were never informed of the charges before we entered. Neither was it written anywhere outside the palace. The tour lady asked us 100/- per person. So we ended up paying 400/- bucks for a 10 minutes tour of HALF of the house. After that she literally slammed door shut on our faces. Totally not... More 

Thank Itisha_Nagar
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a huge 450 yr old mansion, owned by two different families now. Both have areas open to public and plenty of artifacts on display. I liked the other one (that is not owned by Menzes Braganza) more as they let us take pictures and felt more homely as the lady who personally owned it took us through. Its... More 

Thank NikitaGB
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

IT'S a beautiful place to visit.However the way the guide was dealing with the tourist was very rude. The lady (care taker )who was responsible to tour the house did not explain anything rather had handed the duty to one of the maids at the house who didn't know the actual story of the house. Since there was a language... More 

Thank Ziphorah B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

For a traveller who likes a bit of history in his/her travel, the heritage walk in Goa, starting from the Braganza House is a must visit. The family of Desai were converted to Christianity by the Portuguese and most of the erstwhile family members worked in the Portuguese government in the pre-independent era. The house is filled with furniture and... More 

Thank AnanyaMaitra
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This place, although not on the regular tourist map is one place that you must visit especially if you are a lover of all things antique. The house itself is so huge (long) that I was unable to get a complete shot of it in my camera lens. The house at present is divided in half and two brothers are... More 

1 Thank Gypsyking1
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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

1 Thank Liam C
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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.

1 Thank Vivek N
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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

Thank Aaryan11
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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