Religious Tourism in India – Goa Churches – Se Cathedral Church Panjim Goa

Largest church in Asia, Se Cathedral Goa, holds an important place in the Portuguese history of Goa and driving impact on the life style of Goa. The construction work for this fabulous Christian architectural wonder was started in the 1562 and was completed in the year 1619 but church was sanctified in 1640.
Dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, architecture of Se cathedral is illustrating architectural fusion of Gothic elements and typical Portuguese style with exterior of Tuscan style and interior of Corinthian style.
Se cathedral has fifteen altars and eight chapels including Chapels of St. Anthony, St. Bernard and chapel of Cross of Miracles on the right side of main altar. Famous for huge church bell, called as Golden Bell, Se Cathedral is open for the visitors from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Vital Tourist Information : Se Cathedral

Religion : Christianity - Catholic Church

God / Deity : Jesus - St Catherine

Timing : 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Construction Era :
16th century [construction of Church was started 1562 during the rule of King Dom Sebastiao and was completed by 1619 but the main altars were finished only in the year 1652]

Constructed by : King Dom Sebastiao a

Architecture : Portuguese style with dominance of Gothic elements.

City : Panjim

State : Goa [India]

Region : South West India

Interesting Information :
Se Cathedral Goa is also famous as Chapel of St Catherine or St Catherine's Cathedral.

How To Reach : Se Cathedral

Basic Travel Info :
Se Cathedral is best accessible from Panjim, capital of Beach Paradise state Goa. Here are the travel Guide for Panjim.
Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Panjim is accessible on train journey by nearest railway station Madgaon which is important halt for Kokan railway trains and originating source for many daily trains leading to Delhi , Mumbai, Kolhapur, Bangalore etc.
Road Travel / Bus Route :
Panjim or Panaji is best access by road travel. Panjim is well connected by government and private luxury buses with all near by cities in Karnataka and Maharashtra state.
Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Panjim have own airport for domestic and international flights which is located at Dablolim about 30km from the city heart

Local Transportation :
Se Cathedral is located just opposite of Basilica of Bom Jesus in the old Goa quite close to Panjim city. Visitors on Goa tour need to cover road distance of about 9 km from Panaji to Old Goa either by local bus or by hired taxi / auto for reaching Se Cathedral, which one of must visited tourist place on Goa tourism.