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Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral
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Se Cathedral,
Velha Goa, Goa
timing
timings
Sunday : 7.15 am to 10.00 am and 4.00 pm
Weekdays : 7.30 am and 6.00 pm
masses
masses
Sunday : 7.15 am to 10.00 am and 4.00 pm
Weekdays : 7.30 am and 6.00 pm
FOUNDATION STONE
1619
COMPLETED ON
King Dom Sebastião (1557-78) and substantially completed by 1619
CONSECRATED
1640
STATUS CHANGE

The most imposing of all the churches at Old Goa, its vaulted interior overwhelms visitors with its sheer grandeur. This Cathedral has five bells, among them the famous Golden bell, the biggest in Goa and one of the best in the world. The church is dedicated to St.Catherine of Alexandria.

 

One of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa, this magnificent 16th century monument to the Roman Catholic rule in Goa under the Portuguese is the largest church in Asia. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria on whose feast day in 1510 Alfonso Albuquerque defeated the Muslim army and took possession of the city of Goa. Hence it is also known as St. Catherine’s’ Cathedral.

 

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