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Beautiful Portuguese Heritage House & Great Guide

We had a lovely tour through the heritage house by Mr. Fernandes himself. He has a nice and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon C
Very good

A really worth while visit. The guide, a descendant of the original family, is very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely tour through the heritage house by Mr. Fernandes himself. He has a nice and pleasant way of explaining about the history of this amazing, big old Portuguese house. Thank you for the tour and hopefully we'll see you again in the...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

A really worth while visit. The guide, a descendant of the original family, is very knowledgeable and friendly, and he has a good sense of humour! The underground escape chambers are a highlight.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

The decay as even more progressed here then in the Braganza house. But none the less well worth a visit and a friendly tour. We also went down the cellar escape route. Here photo's are allowed.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Amazing old Portuguese upperclass house - comparable, say, to our National Trust houses, except limited funds to maintain the building & interior. In a manner, this just adds to the “time stood still” atmosphere. Evidence of magnificence from 16th cetuary - eg Belgium glass chandeliers...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

The Fernandes House is always worth a visit, it’s a fascinating step back into the Portuguese era in Goa. The house is full of amazing artefacts and stories. Ranjeev the son of the house owner and your guide on the tour is a wonderful person...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful guided tour by the current owner of this beautiful old Portuguese home that in parts is 450 years old. The magnificent ballroom has been recently restored and if you see nothing else see this, particularly with the chandeliers lit.

Thank John T
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Not many people have, or have friends that have such a grand house that it features on tour excursions but the Otto Fernandes Mansion in Goa is that sort of house, it has been in the same family for generations and historically the current owner’s...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by Mrs Fernandes and she spoke to my husband in the local language and he approved of her as down to earth person , she began the tour of her grand house with her family history and their courts of honour...More

Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit. A beautiful house with lots of history and beautiful furniture. The great great great grandson of the original owner is there is show you around and explain all the interesting family stories. What a brilliant guide! The family still...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

The house was filled with interesting objects and had such a forlorn atmosphere of dusty elegance and shabby grace. Not only that, it also has its "fun" part where you can see the secret passage and hiding places for valuables The host was a very...More

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