Se Cathedral, Old Goa

Se Cathedral is one of the ancient Church in Goa and also known as chapel of St. Catherine or St. Catherine’s Cathedral. It is an Asia’s largest Church with the length of 76 meters and 55 meter wide. The Se Cathedral is situated in old Goa on the bank of River Mandovi. The building was inaugurated in 1562, on the order of King Dom Sebastiao of Portugal, and finishing touch was given after almost 90 year later. The Church is considered in UNESCO world Heritage site as most holy place for Christians.

Se Cathedral


The Roman Catholic abode of worship constructed by Portuguese colonialists in 1562 and work completed after 90 year in 1652. In Se Cathedral, there are two towers, but one tower was collapsed in 1776 and didn’t rebuild again, another is still standing properly. The exterior of the Cathedral is distinguished for its plainness of style, and interior is Tuscan. The building is standing on the height of 115 feet and spread in 250 feet in Length and 180 feet in width.

Major Attractions

Se Cathedral is famous for its elite architecture and it also depict the power and status of Portuguese at that time. There is a huge Bell in the Church and known as ‘Golden Bell’. The bell is the largest bell in Goa and one of the finest on the planet. In Se Cathedral, the main attraction is 15 communion tables, which is dedicated to our lady of Anguish.

How to reach Se Cathedral

By Air: Nearest airport is Damolin in Goa and 30 km away from Panaji. The airport is well connected with domestic flights. Damolin Airport is connected with Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and other major airports in India.

By Train: Goa is well connected with almost all major cities. From Goa station, you can get Taxi or Auto-Rickshaw to reach the Se Cathedral.

By Road: National Highway 17A, 17, 4A are connected with Goa. By using these National highways you can reach here easily.

By Water: From Mumbai and Panaji, Catamaran services are available.

Opening and Closing Time

Open all days from 7:30am to 6:00pm (Sunday 7:15am, 10:00am and 4:00pm)

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