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Review of Ancestral Goa

Ancestral Goa
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Private Tour: Braganza House, Goa Chitra Museum...
Ranked #205 of 389 things to do in Goa
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This ancestral property belonging to the Figueiredos is located off the Panjim-Margaon highway. The drive to the house is through scenic rural setting.The direction as per Google map is pretty accurate. One part of the house is an inn and the other part a museum. The owners , a mother and son Portuguese duo, has maintained the place really well. We were taken for the half an hour tour by the son. The entry price is Rs 250 per head. There are lot of artefacts from China, Japan , Portugal and Goa. The tour is very informative. There are two large rooms and two small rooms to see. Some of the pieces are said to be very rare. There is an old German piano (Stuttgart brand) but in working condition which I found interesting.There is also a well maintained garden in the courtyard. A good place to go to if you are in South Goa.

Thank Dhiraj H
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Yes it tells you a bit about Goan culture but it is cringlingly bad. Like a French theme park from the 1950's , only missing a dodgy pitch and putt. I started laughing immediately, my wife started off furious ,but, got into the irony half way around and the giggles started. Add it onto a days itinerary ie. Margoa new market or a spice plantation and you may enjoy, but do not just go there specially.
A whole section on Cashew Fenni, but you can't get to taste any or even buy some.

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Very informative visit. Learnt a lot about Goan culture and tradition.Gathered knowledge about old tools and implements used in routine life , way back then. Must visit for all.

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I went to Ancestral Goa. At Ancestral Goa there are a number of places to visit such as an art gallery where one can see work done by local children and artists of State and National fame. It is great place to go.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is also known as big foot and that is because of the imprint of a foot on a rock. People say that if you wish something with pure heart by touching the big foot your wishes will certainly come true.
The place is up kept. It takes around 45 minutes to visit the entire things.
It gives a glimpse of the ancestral goa like the houses, the clothes they wear, the market, rich and poor people and many more things. One should walk along with the audio guided tour. The audio tells all the things in details. At the end of the tour there is a lateral statue of Mira Bai which is very good.
The entry fee is 50/- Indian rupees.
At the end there are shops from where you can purchase souvenirs. We purchased a magic lamp.
I would suggest if you are in this area then do visit this place.

1  Thank Arti M
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