The city of Old Goa was once considered to be the Rome of the East. Due to its position as the capital of the Portuguese empire in the Eastern Hemisphere, Goa was very wealthy. Consequently, many grand residences were constructed in Goa.
An entire museum, Houses of Goa, has been created around the houses of Goa.
Prominent houses include the Deshprabhu palace in Pernem and the Braganza mansion in Chandor.