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
Goa is a tourism hub of India and variously known as “Rome of East” or “Pearl of the Orient.” The magnificent scenic beauty, beaches and the architectural ... Read more
Location: Panjim, India
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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.)
Enjoy this 8 hour walking tour of the Spice Plantations in Goa. After your professional guide picks you up from Goa Hotel at 10am, you will be driven to the ... Read more
Location: Velha Goa, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)