Menezes Braganza House

Menezes Braganza House, Chandor: Address, Menezes Braganza House Reviews: 4/5

Menezes Braganza House
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Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one of the original owners.
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Bhupesh Sharma
India25 contributions
Visual treat to eyes.
Jan 2021 • Couples
A huge 17th century Portuguese style mansion filled with antique furniture, relics and historical artifacts. It is known to be more than 400 years old. Breaganza Pereira was representing Goa under the Portuguese government as the vice consul general in Spain. He was gifted the land by the king of Portugal., Don Luiz.
Written 14 January 2021
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Sid
New Delhi, India486 contributions
A Quaint experience
Jan 2021
My son found this place on our Bullet ride in South Goa. Built in the 17th century and located in Chandor Village, met Ashley, the 15th generation Braganca who lives in this 450-year-old house. It had seven bedrooms, a small chapel with a relic of St. Francis Xavier and the big ballroom which was my favourite. The artefacts collected by the family over years brings about the old charm. Be ready to pay Rs.150 per person which they use to maintain this historical place.
Written 5 January 2021
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Anand PK
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A peep into history - and the present
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, that was 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 16 December 2020
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Smita
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Beautiful Place
Nov 2020 • Friends
The House is very beautiful and takes you to another era. The house is divided in two parts, hosted and managed by different individuals. Both are equally beautiful. The Ball Room is the highlight. A must visit place in South Goa
Written 25 November 2020
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Brian R
Wigan, UK15 contributions
An interesting visit
Mar 2020 • Solo
I went to the house with a taxi driver who had taken me on quite a few excursions.
I was shown round by the owner who gave me just the right amount of information without overdoing it. I also met his mother.
The house is a bit out of the way but I'm glad that I made the effort.
Written 8 March 2020
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S Sadhukhan
Kolkata, India235 contributions
Nice managed mansion for taking a look on old artifacts
Feb 2020
It is the biggest Portuguese mansion of its kind in Goa. It’s well maintained and more like a museum than a home, filled with Italian marble floors and antique treasures from Britain, Macau, Portugal, China and Europe. Also here is the extensive library of Dr Luís de Menezes Bragança, a noted journalist and leading light in the Goan Independence movement.
Written 27 February 2020
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Matheu M
Truro, MA197 contributions
Must see for history lovers
Feb 2020
Fantastic over the top old 500+ years Indo- Pourteguse home. !7 generations of the family have live there and it is still a family home. a glimpse into a time gone by.
Written 12 February 2020
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Deepak Kandwal
Bengaluru, India81 contributions
A nice place to get a quick glimpse into the life of rich people of yesteryears in Goa
Jan 2020
A nice place to get a quick glimpse into the life of rich people of yester years in Goa.. It was a good learning experience.
Written 25 January 2020
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Kerry m
Hampton, Australia19 contributions
The Piano
Jan 2020 • Friends
This old house is a homage to old Goa. Don’t be confused by the adjoining house which is a different house. Originally built by two brothers however the two family’s don’t seem to share the same vision. Me exes Braganza is definitely the better example of the period. The home is filled with amazing antiques and artefacts from a bygone era.
Written 25 January 2020
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&Eipe
Bengaluru, India10 contributions
Quaint Old & Beautiful Goan House
Oct 2019 • Family
Had a quick visit on the way back to airport.. Had last visited 16 years back.. Good to see it in a similar condition.. Quite well maintained given the huge resources required to keep it going..

Our host was Ashley a member of the family was hospitable and took time to show us around.
Written 7 October 2019
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