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Address: Chandor, India
Phone Number: +91 832 278 6222
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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Amazing History

This 450 year-old mansion, the largest house in Goa, is still owned by the original family. They still live in part of the mansion. In the 1960s, when Goa received its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This 450 year-old mansion, the largest house in Goa, is still owned by the original family. They still live in part of the mansion. In the 1960s, when Goa received its independence from Portugal, the government claimed all of the land around the mansion and tried to claim the house itself. Because the family lost all of the land, they... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really interesting to see this bit of history being somewhat preserved with private money. We toured the right side with the caretaker Judith who pointed out several interesting artifacts from all over the world. You should see this as it seems it won't last another 400 yrs based on current condition.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very old mansion, about 450 years old in the South of Goa. There are 2 wings, one to the left and other to the right side of main entrance. We visited the right wing and were greeted by Judith Braganza. Apparently the other wing is owned by the Perriera family. The Braganza side was very well maintained... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There r two parts two the house. One side ask for 150/pax and the other side 100/pax.the first side guide was maid and she doesnt know much abt the house and 150 bucks were too high a cost. The second part of the house was toured by the owner himself and area to show was huge and we found 100... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Like the history behind the house and how it has still be well maintained. It is a Rs.150/- per person. The care taker does a great job explaining every detail of the house. My favorite item in the house was the - conversation chairs or what they call now "love seats".

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This magnificently furnished mansion has housed the Braganza family for 450 years. The family martriache guides you through the opulent rooms of especial beauty is the house chapel. Not to mention the belgian crystal chandaliers. A fascinating insight into ancestral goa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We visited the old wing of the house. Though it's in depilated condition, it is filled with artifacts that will give you a glimpse into the past. The floors, ceilings are simply fascinating, you can imagine the grandeur of the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

A well preserved 450 years old mansion with an abundance of handcarved furniture, Chinese porcelain, Belgian mirrors, silver and much more. If Judith is your guide, you will be very well informed and have all your questions answered.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

If you a history or art buff, pls do not miss this. This is a gem, a hidden marvel in the village of Chandor. As many have said earlier, there are 2 parts to the house and both need to be viewed independently, and you need to pay your contribution too separately at each place. As you face the front... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

What a lovely experience! A trip down the memory lane of Goan history and the Portuguese era that existed. Its amazing how people lived then and how difficult it must be for their families to simply maintain and help these houses survive. A house full of old relics, beautiful tastefully done furniture and architecture, where so many must have danced,... More 

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