Braganza House, Chandor

Fernandes wing of Braganza House, colonial era mansion.

The astonishing Menezes Braganza Pereira House dates back to the 16th century and occupies one side of the village square in Chandor. The elaborate mansion, which is spread over about 10,000 square meters, has been divided into two disparate wings (eastern and western wings) that are occupied by two branches of the Braganza family.

Fernandes wing of Braganza House, colonial era mansion.

While the eastern wing is sadly rather derelict and lacking in maintenance, the beautifully restored western wing is breathtaking. Every room is laden with exquisite antiques (including 350 year old Ming vases and Chinese porcelain), collected by the occupants of the house over hundreds of years. Photography is only permitted in the east wing.

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No set hours but usually from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You can donate for maintenance of the property. Expect to pay 150 rupees per person for a guided tour of each wing.


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