Houses of Goa Museum

Houses of Goa Museum information

Location
Panaji , India
Address
near Nisha’s Play School
Torda
Telephone
+91 832 2410711
More information
www.archgoa.org
Prices
adult/child ₹100/25
Opening hours
10am-7.30pm Tue-Sun
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This multi-level museum was created by a well-known local architect, Gerard da Cunha, to illuminate the history of Goan architecture. Interesting displays on building practices and European and local design will change the way you see those old Goan homes. The triangular building is an architectural oddity in itself, and the museum traces Goan architectural traditions, building materials and styles in an indepth but accessible style. From Panaji, a taxi or rickshaw will cost you about ₹400 one-way.

Marooned shiplike in the middle of a traffic island, the museum is hard to miss. Turn right at the O’Coqueiro junction and then left at the fork, and you’ll find it just there. If you don’t have your own transport, a taxi here from Panaji should cost around ₹300 one-way.