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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Se Cathedral and other Goa attractions using our handy Goa vacation generator.
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  • This church is opposite of the Basilica Of Bom Jesus in old Goa. There is dress code for entering the church hence people are wearing mini or shorts or indecent cloths. Cool, calm & peaceful place. Ni...  more »
  • Located nearby the bom Jesus church, this church also is a place worth visiting. Built by portoghese after beating Muslims to capture goa territory. A beautiful place and a must visit for tourists.  more »
  • This site is awesome opposite to basillica of bom jesus church. this is one of the must visit site in goa, if you are in goa take 5 hours and visit these places, take as many as pics you can. Enjoy th...  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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