Ancestral Goa

Ancestral Goa: Hours, Address, Ancestral Goa Reviews: 3.5/5

Ancestral Goa
3.5
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Ickfick
New Delhi, India42 contributions
Bigfoot is strange
Feb 2021 • Solo
Had a full day private tour of south Goa and it included Bigfoot. I think the good intentions are wonderful but to be honest, it’s just plain strange. I suppose if you knew nothing about Goa or India or village life, it could be educational.
Written February 25, 2021
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Iffi9j
15 contributions
Visit to Bigfoot Museum
Oct 2019 • Family
Its a good place to visit with children. Place provides a perspective of old goa and how life was simple.If you are visiting south goa this is a place you should not miss.
Written October 14, 2019
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
Interesting Museum
Dec 2018 • Friends
It’s a quite old historic museum, you get to see the if ancient Goa stuff. The statue are amazing and one time vist is good for tourists.
Written September 16, 2019
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Mazar sayed
Nashik, India85 contributions
Lovely
Feb 2019 • Family
Fairly good exhibition of old Goa life. Showing varius traditional professions. Must visit for tourists.
Written March 28, 2019
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,571 contributions
Culture and Heritage on Display
Feb 2019 • Business
An interesting museum which illustrates traditional crafts and industries in Goa. Nice statue displays or fishing, blacksmiths, weddings, religious life. Many others too. There is a loud speaker description given in Hindi, but there are English labels on each display.

Good photocard display of the birds of Goa - very informative.

Dotted around are various shops. The tale of Bigfoot is told and a nearby replica of the site is present. There is an art gallery with 10 or so paintings - I didn't understand them and there were no titles or commentary.

Worth a visit.
Written February 9, 2019
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,121 contributions
Enjoy Hundred Years Old Goan Rural Life
Feb 2018 • Couples
We deliberately visited the Ancestral Goa aka Big Foot Museum , to understand the Goan rural life as it was a hundred years ago , run by an artist , Maendra Jocelino Araujo Alvares at a small village Loutolim 17.5 km away from Majestic Beach Comforts , Varca on 23rd Feb .

We were traditionally greeted by the receptionist .

Here we could witness the social classes and traditional occupations showcased in miniature houses . It was very enjoyable to see the daily chorus of the people .

We ended the visit by appreciating a mammoth sculpture of Sant Mirabai strumming on her tambura , measuring 14 m x 5 m , chiselled in Greco - Roman style from a vast expanse of laterite by Alvares in 30 days , cited in the Limca Book of Records .

A guide is provided to explain the exhibits . The museum is open on all days from 9 am to 6 pm . The entry fee is Rs 50 /- for adults , Rs 25 /- for children and Rs 20 /- for still camera .
Written December 6, 2018
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Marge0702
Kolkata (Calcutta), India26 contributions
A peep into the past in Goa
Feb 2018
Very interesting way to spend time. Good reproduction of life in the past in Goa. Lovely souvenir shop to take home memories of your visit. Traditional welcome at the entrance. Have visited several times. Highly recommended.
Written October 2, 2018
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Shivani K
6 contributions
Good place to know about ancestral Goa.... Must visit worth seeing 👌
Jun 2018 • Friends
Visit to the bigfoot gave a great insight to ancestral Goa .The sculpture of Saint Mirabai stands out a very well maintained and well kept place and I give 5stars for the hospitality that they provide you at bigfoot/ancestral Goa

Thank you bigfoot😊
Written July 7, 2018
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Umedinii B
4 contributions
A very informative place
Jun 2018 • Family
I have visited this place for three times till now the very first time I visited ancestral Goa was three years back with my parents than with my colleagues and this time I went with my children even children found this place very enjoying as this place very beautiful statue's and other than the beauty this place orders you glimpse of Goa two decades before

I truly loved this place
Written July 7, 2018
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siddeshredkar
Sawantwadi, India6 contributions
Best place to have a glimpse of old Goan culture
May 2018 • Friends
Goan culture and traditions are slowly fading and are forgotten,but they are preserved in a frozen form at Big Foot Museum in Loutolim, Goa. It is a finest creation which showcases ancestral Goa.
Written July 4, 2018
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