Timings : Both the east and west wings are open to public visits daily and there are no set times for a tour. If an individual enters then a family member from either side gives a guided tour along with stories during the years of the rule of Portuguese.
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : INR 150
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Braganza House is a 17th-century grand Portuguese mansion that stretches along an entire side of the village square in Chandor, South Goa. It is a popular tourist attraction as it is a one-of-its-kind mansion that is open to the public. This land was granted to the Braganza family by a Portuguese king, who built a glorious mansion that later was inherited by the sisters of the family. A guided tour is given to all the tourists either by a family member or a representative.
The Braganza Mansion spreads over an area of almost 10,000 square meters and is a grand sight to behold. It houses stunning antique handcrafted teak and rosewood furniture, draperies, and paintings. The ceilings are hand-painted and a splendid library with a collection of over 5000 books is located in the west wing of the mansion. It is believed that some of the artifacts in the mansion were presented to the family by Dom Luis, who was the king of Portugal during the 19th century. The coat of arms of the last Royal Family of the Portuguese, which was a title bestowed upon the family by the king, is also visible in the ballroom of the house.