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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Se Cathedral' is a historical Cathedral in Goa built to commemorate Portuguese defeating Muslim army which resulted in capture of Goa. It has symbolic cannon on the side to represent the same. 'The Go...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    North of the Main square across the road from the Basilica you will encounter the Se Cathedral.This imposing church has a plain exterior that belies the immense vaulted interior with 15 alters and 8 c...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    It was and was not particularly thrilling appearance from church that goes into the atmosphere and is a simple building of white and Brown, while the Church is drawn. So no big ends up seeing immediately.
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  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • March 22, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    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 .
  • July 1, 2017
    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....
  • May 25, 2017
    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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