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Address: Loutolim, India
Phone Number: 91 832 777034
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US$80.00*
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A museum for heritage & culture of Ancestral Goa

A prominent and rich Goan Lawyer"s house of 200 years old, where he seemed to have lived with his family has been converted into museum by the family members with all the items... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
GajarajanS
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A prominent and rich Goan Lawyer"s house of 200 years old, where he seemed to have lived with his family has been converted into museum by the family members with all the items such as vessels, artifacts, beds, linen, traditional old type cooking vessels, furniture , wall hangings, pictures, ornaments etc..A vast land adjacent to the House has been built... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience good place kinda strict but very cool depicts goan culture etc Good to visit with family friends kids Best place for picnic as well Very reasonable Good tourist spot Ancestral goa Nice art Best preservations Not only goan culture but all about extinct species of animal birds Good place for photography as well Learn n explore goa here... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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523 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This very naive museum is a great try. The first audio museum in India. It has to be seen to be believed. Please go tongue in cheek and enjoy the people pointing to the item that's. ext going to be talked about on the loud speaker. It pure Indian. Fantastic. Just dont go expecting the British Museum. Treat it as... More 

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is for those who are interested in understanding and learning about the culture of particular place.You would rarely find this interesting place on itenary of major tour operators. Ancestral Goa theme park focuses on culture of Goa. This park exhibits original culture of goa. When you visit this place you will feel that Goa also has something else... More 

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New Delhi, India
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This property is of one Portuguese lawyer settled in goa and maintained by his heirs. Nice place to see historic items, Goan culture.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The museum is basically a house of a notable lawyer in Goa in the past, complete with the house furniture, the things they used, lamps, handicrafts, etc. An audio navigates the audience through out the house, giving details and highlighting certain aspects. It is an entertaining experience, worth a visit once.

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Bongaigaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Big foot museum of ancestral goa is designed to depict the Goan ancestral culture to the visitors. Its a nice place to visit and at the end to have a sweet cocum juice.........

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We went via viatours, this being our first stop. after seeing a church opposite, we went towards the museum and saw the most beautiful young lady with her family. she was dressed in simple white with a garland of white flowers in her hair, and could easily have been a bride from England's middle ages. we were coerced into a... More 

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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This museum is the loving painstaking effort of Maendra Alvares a descendent of an old Goan family.Popularly known as `Big Foot`has become a centre for the preservation of tradition,art,environment & architecture.Located at Loutolim 9 kms from Margoa, it gives an idea of the socio-cultural development of Goa. It has an open air museum tracing Goa`s rural trade & culture.There is... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our driver who was spot on about many things today but in my humble opinion this one was a dud. There is an admission fee which is a waste. The things you see here are common things that most people who grew up in India (and most of Asia) even in the 70's would have seen in their... More 

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