Perreira-Braganza House is considered as the grandest of Goa's
colonial mansions. It is situated at Chandor
village in South Goa District
. The house is also known by different names such as Menezes-Braganza House and Double Mansion of Braganza.
This magnificent mansion was built during the late 18th century by the wealthy Braganza family for their two sons. It has a huge double-storeyed portico, with 28 windows flanking its doorway. A chapel, where a thumb nail of St Francis Xavier is kept in a sealed vessel, is a major attraction at the mansion.
The building now displays old palanquins, carved furniture, rare Chinese porcelain, household objects, old toys, books, family portraits and religious relics. The entry to the mansion is free, but donations are appreciated for the maintenance.
Chandor is about 13 km east of Margao.