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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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