Fernandes House
Fernandes House
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & Landmarks
About
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Fernandes House and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles24 reviews
Excellent
15
Very good
7
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
0

KeKu
Pune, India358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
It was a walk thru the history visiting this age old house. The things are preserved since ages. When we see those things, we just get surprised to see how our previous generations were used to live. A great collection of all those things at the house. The current owner takes us thru all this. He showed us some secret escape routes which were just mind-blowing.
However, the house needs a bit of renovation. Though it is old house, things still can be kept in much better way which will enhance visitor's experience. Some rooms were smelling damp. Things were not touched or cleaned for ages. This could have been improved to make it more sustainable.
Written September 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HPDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
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.
Written March 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Catherine
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
There is poignancy and faded beauty all through this old mansion, built in the heyday of
Portuguese power in Goa! What lives were lived in its walls! And what stories our guide could tell us! There is some beautiful furniture in its rooms, a little the worse from
neglect, and some fine old china and crystal. If you're an afficianado of antiques, you will be in Seventh Heaven. Chandor is an easy drive from Panjim and worth the trip. If you go on a Sunday, bring your own lunch as every restaurant en route was closed. But do go. Rajeev is so proud of his family's history. "Sic transit gloria mundi".
Written October 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rashmi
Mumbai, India6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Sara Fernandes House is a 500 years Heritage house which was built even before the Portuguese arrival. Located in Chandor “Voddlem Ghor” has a large ballroom, spacious verandah, French glass windows, mirrors and crystal chandeliers which adorn the beauty of the place. Tall vases, Piano and lamps add to the unusual style of architecture. However, the place needs renovation and good maintainence
Written August 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rachel B
Docking, UK294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
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 and full of lots of interesting stories. Amazing place, well worth a visit.
Written February 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheWorldDigested
Japan326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
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 nice man who spoke good English. He was funny and happy to show us around his ancestral home, quite contrary to the commercialism of the Menezes-Braganza House where the guide was mechanical on one side and bossy and greedy on the other. Highly recommended! About 5 minutes by car from the M-B house by car. Definitely worth seeking out.
Written November 21, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sinetheta
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It was a great experience. Loved the hidden surprise the most. The host was kind enough to allow us to document our visit and feel /experience the history first hand.
Written August 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

abhik s
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
excellent host walked us through family relics. there was a secret staircase vthrough trap door which took us 700 years back in time to the pre portuguse era
Written May 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deepa R
Mumbai, India25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Extremely Welcoming Host, Thank you for opening the doors to your House for us viistors, Well preserved Artifacts, very informative Host
Written January 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anand PK
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
There is a lot to Goa other than the beaches, and during every trip to Goa, my partner, Aprajita, and I have sought to hit trails that're less trodden, or still 'invisible'. So, during the most recent trip - to detox what has been a difficult, terrible year via the pandemic - we decided to look at south Goa and thereby, choose to look at Chandor, with its heritage of pre-Portuguese era, and marked its origins in a way. The highlight of the trip was visiting two heritage houses, from the pre-Portuguese and Portuguese era, as family members in those houses walked us through their family histories, the architectural delights of their homes, the different heirlooms and artefacts, connecting us to the past and linking it to the present.
Written December 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 20
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Fernandes House - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Chandor
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars