Menezes Braganza House
Menezes Braganza House
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Tour this vast, sumptuous Portuguese property with a descendant of one of the original owners.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • shanteed
    Thane, India230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Back in time
    Its an amazing palatial home and takes you back in time ..We were showed around by Andre the grandson and he was so eager to share all information about the history of the place. There are antiques dating many centuries. The Ballroom and those corridors are so enchanting and mesmerizing. Must visit place.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Krishnendu G
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A peek into the Portuguese times in the house of a rich Indian landlord.
    The Portuguese era house and its antique furniture and crockeries are worth a look for all visitors. Goa is not just about beaches, drinks and food. The 500 year old history of its occupation is also worth learning about. Keep about an hour and a half to see and appreciate all the items on display.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2024
  • Gunga D
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you land there, it is worth your time.
    We visited this house may be about 20 years ago. At that time there were no fees. At the end of the tour you could voluntarily drop contributions in a box placed for the purpose. A brown Goan lady in Western attire was sitting at the entrance cum exit. Although the building and interior are in Portuguese style, the building belongs to a family of Goan converts. So it should be called Goan House. It has two parts that were inherited by two brothers. One brother neglected his part while the other, being more dynamic and resourceful, developed and embellished his part to make it a beautiful Portuguese style house. A lot of colonial furniture, kitchenware, crockery and wall pieces and several works of art decorate the house. A ride from the hotel of may be an hour or an hour and a half gives the visitor a looksee at then Goan countryside and villages. The past several generations of the Braganza family deserve kudos for maintaining this piece of Portuguese influence on Goa's Konkani Catholic society.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 April 2024
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Gunga D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We visited this house may be about 20 years ago. At that time there were no fees. At the end of the tour you could voluntarily drop contributions in a box placed for the purpose. A brown Goan lady in Western attire was sitting at the entrance cum exit. Although the building and interior are in Portuguese style, the building belongs to a family of Goan converts. So it should be called Goan House. It has two parts that were inherited by two brothers. One brother neglected his part while the other, being more dynamic and resourceful, developed and embellished his part to make it a beautiful Portuguese style house. A lot of colonial furniture, kitchenware, crockery and wall pieces and several works of art decorate the house. A ride from the hotel of may be an hour or an hour and a half gives the visitor a looksee at then Goan countryside and villages. The past several generations of the Braganza family deserve kudos for maintaining this piece of Portuguese influence on Goa's Konkani Catholic society.
Written 10 April 2024
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Krishnendu G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Portuguese era house and its antique furniture and crockeries are worth a look for all visitors. Goa is not just about beaches, drinks and food. The 500 year old history of its occupation is also worth learning about. Keep about an hour and a half to see and appreciate all the items on display.
Written 9 March 2024
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shanteed
Thane, India230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Its an amazing palatial home and takes you back in time ..We were showed around by Andre the grandson and he was so eager to share all information about the history of the place. There are antiques dating many centuries. The Ballroom and those corridors are so enchanting and mesmerizing.
Must visit place.
Written 24 October 2023
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Rashmi
Mumbai, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Wonderful experience. The houses visited were from the Portuguese era & well maintained. Every detail worth the visit.
Written 17 August 2023
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Manish N
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
There are 2 wings to the huge house. The left side of the house as you face it is where the brogansa pereira family lives. Currently the 15th generation of the family is living in the house. It was a treat to tour the house. Most of the pieces of art/furniture are from a 400+ years ago.
The owners are very knowledgeable about the artifacts and provide you the right amount of information about artifacts.
Apparently the government doesn’t provide any assistance to maintain this place. It’s a real gem of Goa and needs to be preserved for posterity
Written 24 June 2023
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Sriram_064
New Delhi, India126 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The arrogance of the “owner” is something difficult to describe. For earning ₹250 per person which is no different from “begging”, she chooses to talk in her own roughshod mannerless fashion. Best to avoid since there is nothing of value there except dilapidated building spruced up to earn the money. Shameless in every respect the woman even keeps directing everyone to not open their smartphone to take pics as if her ancestors were maharajas!! Completely avoidable. Do not fall for travel agents or tour drivers who suggest this place. Why would you pay ₹250 to face a display of sheer arrogance and nothing else?
Written 23 March 2023
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itsmysay
Bengaluru, India39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Not that impressive.
Portugese house named Alvares next to BIG Foot tourist spot is a 1000 times better. Called Casa Aeurojo Alvares house in Loutolim,goa.

Written 23 October 2022
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Deepa R
Mumbai, India25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Extremely welcoming , Thank You for opening the doors for us to visitors, Artifacts amazingly well preserved, Host was very informative.
Written 6 January 2022
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Bhupesh Sharma
India37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Nairobi, Kenya949 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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