• USD ($)
  • English

No reviews, be the first!

  • Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am - 6:30pm; Sun: 10am - 6:30pm

Goa ATTRACTIONS See all

St Catherine’s Cathedral (Sé Cathedral)

Some of the most visible legacies of the Portuguese colonial period in Goa are the churches, chapels and cathedrals. St Catherine’s Cathedral (Sé Cathedral) is the largest such structure in Old Goa and the seat of the Archdiocese in the state. The grand white Portuguese-Gothic structure was built from 1562 to 1619 by order of the King of Portugal, and the altars were completed several decades later in 1652.

The cathedral was built in commemoration of the Portuguese military victory that eventually led to the capture of Goa. Since the battle was won on the feast of Saint Catherine the structure was dedicated to her, and to either side of the main altar you’ll find painted scenes of her life.

St Catherine’s is home to a couple famous religious relics. The cathedral’s tower contains the largest bell in Goa, known as the Golden Bell for its rich tone. The cathedral also houses the Cross of Miracles, where some viewers report seeing a vision of Christ hanging from the cross.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona Paula Beach in Goa

Discover Goa’s historical Portuguese influences on this private half-day tour. Learn about Goa’s colonial history as you visit some of the region’s most ...  Read more

Location: Goa, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00

See all St Catherine’s Cathedral (Sé Cathedral) Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message