Braganza House Review
The chief reason to visit Chandor is this 400-year-old house—a slice of living history. Two wings are occupied by two branches of the Braganza family, the Menezes Braganzas and the Braganza Pereiras. You can see the style in which the wealthy landed gentry must have lived until the land reformation that followed Independence in 1947; the great rooms are filled with treasures, including beautiful period furniture and Chinese porcelain. Although some parts of the house have been renovated and are in reasonably good shape, it takes a lot of effort to maintain the two wings, and contributions toward upkeep are expected.
- Address: Chandor, Goa
- Phone: 832/278–4201; 832/278–4227
- Cost: Donations welcome
- Hours: Usually 9–5, but call ahead for an appointment
- Location: Chandor