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Se Cathedral, Goa

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
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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  • One of the biggest and iconic church architecture in Goa. You need to walk a lot to reach this place as vehicles are not allowed till entrance. Not much of waiting time in queue for entry...  more »
  • This is a ‘ Must See ‘ iconic landmark of GOA. It really highlights the Portuguese Christian influence on my beloved homeland of GOA. Highly recommended. - Milton Rodrigues, President of GOANS...  more »
  • It's such a memorizing place where you can see the authenticity of gao, marvelous 💕 people over here are great humans help you in knowing things about the place and this comes under the plus poins...  more »
  • The Se Cathedral church is one of the greatest churches built in Goa. When attending mass inside, it gives you the feeling of being inside an old European church. It's magnificence is only comparable to that of the great Roman churches. When there are no masses, the church is open for tourists and visitors. It feels very peaceful to simply sit on the pew and pray or meditate.
  • It's tooooo huge. You must have proper dressing to get into. You can relax and sit outside. In one word "awesome!!"
  • Beautiful and very well maintained. It's a place of worship, so please do respect all customs and do not be noisy tourists. :)
  • Se Cathedral is built in Portuguese Manueline style. The exterior is Tuscan and interiors is Corinthian style. The construction of cathedral was completed in 1619 and was consecrated in 1640. The church is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the best church to visit in old Goa.
  • One of the oldest churches in goa. Located in the archaeological survey of India complex. Beautiful garden located right outside the church. Proper dress has to be followed to get in as prescribed in the church.

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