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Opp. Nisha's Play School, Torda | Salvador do Mundo, Porvorim, India
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All reviews mario miranda famous architect middle of the road traffic island treasure trove shaped building entry fee worth a visit homes school artifacts cinta insight culture architecture information mansion
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

This museum is planned by Gerard da Cunha as a traffic island resembling a ship . But the ingenuity of Gerard is in his visualizing the amalgamation of Hindu and Portuguese architectures and life styles . This amalgamation , the result of the thinking process...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dilip S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The entry fee per head is Rs 100 per adult and Rs 25 per child, It ha stwo floors dedicated to Goan archiceture with its Portugese ,South Indian and Maharashtrian influences and has lot of drawings , pictures and models depicting the same including parts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PreetiC158
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We had come to Torda in search of the Mario Gallery, but when we got off our cab to ask for directions, we discovered that there is another museum here too: the Houses of Goa Museum. This is located in a very distinctive building, a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MadhulikaL4
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This place may not be for all tourists. But if you have an interest in Architecture and history, this may be a good place to visit. Houses of Goa museum is a small interestingly shaped building that gives you a glimpse of the how the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Krishnan U
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Houses of Goa Museum is located in an eye-catching building in the village of Torda in north Goa. Getting here needs one to carefully follow Google Maps and is a 4-5 km drive from the highway at Porvorim. The building has been designed by...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank iammanish2015
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I wish we could have visited one or more of the old Goan mansions, but since we couldn't, this museum showed us what we were missing. The eccentric building itself is small, but delightful and packed with information and architectural details. Touring it helped one...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Geralyn H
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Created by Gerard da Cunha, this little island of the history of Goan houses on a not so busy traffic fork is an important testament to the fusion of materials, cultures and traditions that define their legacy. Beautifully embellished with images of exteriors, interiors, frescoes,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Rajeev C
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely house designed by architect Gerard da Cunha. The museum is his effort to preserve the history, culture and the beauty of traditional Goan homes and the Indo-Portuguese architecture. Inside the museum are photographs, plans and some fixtures of some of the iconic homes...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank incredible_world
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

If more traffic islands could be handed over to some cool architects, traffic won't seem like a hassle anymore. Most reviews of the Houses of Goa Museum written before this one have been quite accurate. Just a few side-notes to add: 1. Google Maps precisely...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Dunyagoal
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place and beautifully architected. Have a wonderful design. Nice collection of historic books available and display items are very good.

Date of experience: May 2017
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