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Address: Chandor, India
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+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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An beloved old Portuguese home

Well worth the trip to see the home of Dona Maria das Lurdes Figueiredo , a very feisty lady who is doing her best to keep the house up to the standards of the past and needs our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra D
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Lisbon, Portugal
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house and furniture are of precious values, however I found that the assistant lady is not very knowledgeable about the itens inside. She decorated everything but does not any further.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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121 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip to see the home of Dona Maria das Lurdes Figueiredo , a very feisty lady who is doing her best to keep the house up to the standards of the past and needs our help to do so

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Bangalore
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

I totally agree with Tiziano B's review. The Goa Holiday Homes.com says that there is no entry fee but 'for maintenance of this palatial heritage mansion, there is a small box where you can leave some money at your discretion' . But what actually happens there is that a servant holds the exit door closed and only after 'donating' an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit as it's a truly beautiful house but be prepared for a very strict tour guide..... very strict almost to a point of being rude! The house is filled with amazing artefacts and furniture but I do like the personal touch of the Fernandes House which is about 2km away as the tour is taken by an actually... More 

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Pisa, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Perreira side of the house keeps a relic of S. Francis Xavier and autentic antique forniture and objects. Menezes side is similar but keeps more books. Pereira side entrance is free offer. Menezes side: you Pay 150 rupies per person. Pereira side: Free camera pictures. Menezes side: Photos not allowed, conceited attitude, presumptuos pose.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

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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Thank Schanke
Toronto
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303 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 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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103 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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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Thank jesrani
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 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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Thank nidhi k
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5 reviews
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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