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Se Cathedral, Panjim

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One of the largest churches in Asia, Se Cathedral reminds visitors the glory days colonial Portugal enjoyed in this part of the world. Dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria, this cathedral features classic Portuguese-Manueline style, with a tall tower housing a large bell known for its rich tone. Intricately ornamented altarpieces, elaborate ornaments, and a baptismal font once used by Saint Francis Xavier are among the highlights inside the church. Using our international travel planner, Goa attractions like Se Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited the Cathedral, independently arriving at local bus from Candolim. To do this, first go to the bus station, Panjim (Panaji), and there catch a bus passing through the Old Goa, there's the syle. The beautiful Cathedral, inside feels that all present especially interesting distinction between Catholic and our design techniques, Orthodox. Interestingly, a large number of sets inside Indian tourists. Around the Cathedral are going, many beautiful species.
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  • Se Cathedral hold quite a good collections of statues of dominant figures of Christianity and is a fully functional church. You will require modest dressing to get entry into the church, to pray there...  more »
  • Across the bom Jesus basilica this excellent Portuguese style cathedral in situated. A plain massive building white coloured but lots of fine work inside.  more »
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  • Awesome place in the serenity of Old Goa. The architecture is superb with verses from the Holy Bible put up everywhere. Good place to visit. In this place there is dress code for visitors. For female members there is strict guidelines for dress code.
  • Awesome cathedral in Goa having facility of Clean Drinking Water. It also has a small park at the entrance of the it. Park is well maintained. Calmly environment inside the Church. Like the other Churches in Goa, you should wear descent clothes for entering here. It has a beautiful chandelier. Security people are very polite and does help visitors a lot. No need to take guide here. You can visit parts of the Cathedral which are open to the tourists.
  • A wonderfully built heritage site. A must visit when you are at Goa😎 Carry umbrellas, Jackets according to the season... They are the saviours. Stay safe, ride safe .
  • Nice place to visit with family but do take care of the clothes you are wearing...this place has dress code for visitors...sleevless dress and above knee dresses are not allowed....
  • Se Cathedral is surrounded by beautiful well maintained garden. Across the Se Cathedral is the Bom Jesus Basillica.Se cathedral is the largest church in Asia. It looks quite plain from outside but step inside and you notice the big altar, high ceilings, fabulous mosaic work, intricate wood and gilded carvings Theme of austerity runs through the interior.There are beautiful paintings on the walls. There are four chapels within the Cathedral. For the female visitors, church has strict dress code. Capris and Sleeveless attires are not permitted. Cathedral is open everyday from 7.30 am to 6 pm. However tourists are not permitted during Mass Timings Weekdays – 7.30 am and 6.00 pm Sunday – 7.15 am, 10.00 am and 4.00 pm

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