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Menezes Braganza House

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Address: Chandor, India
Phone Number: 08322786222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Family feuds

The house is actually divided in two as have been owned by two different families for the last 400 or so years. Fascinating to visit both houses - one is very well maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jacqui107
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is actually divided in two as have been owned by two different families for the last 400 or so years. Fascinating to visit both houses - one is very well maintained (Menezes) whereas the Pereira side much less so. The families are still "at war" - to the extent that one's mirror makes you look younger than the... More 

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Somerset
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had a very enjoyable visit to the Braganza House. To put it into context, this is no National Trust property with professional tour guides and millions of rupees to spend on it's upkeep. If this is what you are looking for then I d probably stay away. However, if you look beyond the tired looking exterior... More 

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Thank Wannabe_Traveller_85
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reading the other reviewers experiences, I can say I had quite a different experience all together. The current heir gave me a lovely tour of the left side of the house, patiently answering my (many) questions about the history of the furniture and objects in the house. Is it run down? Yes. But it is gloriously decrepit, and has a... More 

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Thank Wanderloot
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This old XVIth Century house keeps the cham of old aristocratic Portuguese families who built Goan history. Visiting and contributing a bit is also a way to promote private initiatives to maintain old Goan patrimony

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Thank Christophe T
Pune, India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Iam fond of exploring local culture and history and even after reading Tripadvisor review for this attraction I still went with high hopes to view the Menezes Braganza House. First element of disappointment, there was no one decent enough or a knowledgeable person to guide us on the existence and history of the house. It was left to the maids... More 

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Thank Vaibhav B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We got to the house from a tip in the lonely planet. We where dropped of to this mansion that was serverly behind on its maintenance. The gardens where messy and unattended. Entering we where shown a tour of the house where they did not explain much about its history but more to all the items inside from different cultures.... More 

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Thank Peter B
Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is supposed to be one of the oldest houses in Goa and definitely looks its age! However, due to an apparent family fued between the current heirs, the house has been divided up into 2 parts, with each side vying for the visitors. We visited the rear part, and paid the "entry fee" and were also solicited for any... More 

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Thank biz_trvlr81
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank NikitaGB
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

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