Se Cathedral of Goa – One of the Most Revered Churches in Asia

The visit to Goa State museum was very fruitful. I had some good knowledge about the history and development of Goa through the years since independence. The next place which I decided to visit was another important religious site of Goa known as Se Cathedral of Goa. It is considered to be the most important religious structures of the Catholics not only in India but in whole of Asia.

It is said that some 80 years were spent to build its mammoth structure. It was built in honour of Catherine of Alexandria and is located in the ancient region of Goa. This region used to be the capital city when Goa was a Portuguese colony. It used to represent the Royalty of the kingdom of Goa.

Se Cathedral of Goa
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Inside the complex of the Se cathedral one can truly breathe an air of opulence and grandeur. The church is revered by the Christian community of Goa and is also declared a heritage site by the UNESCO. On also feels proud of the rich and diverse heritage of Goa. Even though this church has a colonial past still it is an important part of the Goan culture and heritage.

The church is an example of an exquisite artistic wonder which is build upon a raised platform and is fully covered with lime plaster. The courtyard which lies in front of the church has a flight of staircases. The architecture of this wonderful church looked a mixture of Dutch as well as Portuguese style.

Interiors of the Church
Interiors of the Church | Image Resource :

Interiors of the church were beautiful to say the least. Built in the Corinthian style and tall pillars the vibes inside the church complex were truly divine. The enigmatic beauty, the art and architecture of this place blew my mind. I had spent some 2 hours inside the church admiring its beauty. This church certainly had some immense positive energy and vibrations wanting to keep you inside for much longer time.

Once the trip to the Se Cathedral was done, I headed for my next place which was another famous church of Goa known by the name of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

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