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.
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 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.