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Se Cathedral

Old Goa, Panaji, India
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Ranked #10 of 80 attractions in Panaji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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New York
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174 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is a huge white washed structure, but dark and damp and dinghy inside. There are no lights, and nothing much of interest to keep you focused even for a few minutes.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This church is nice. But it could've been nicer if they try to maintain the cleanliness and restore a bit and paint the church. I am wondering if this church is still operating because when I went here the church looks abandoned though there are few visitors..

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Bangalore, India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is just opposite to the Bom Jesus Basilica. It is an old cathedral and worth a visit if you are visiting Old Goa.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Se Cathedral is the largest church in India. The church is located opposite to Bom Jesus church and this stands in a very large property that is well maintained with lawns and pavements. The view of this church from a distance is too good. Looks like some of the western churches with its tall and large structure, painted pure white... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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150 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Se Cathedral, also called Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina was first built in 1510 (quite a few churches in Goa were built in 1510 when Afonso de Albuquerque defeated Adil Shah on Catherine day). The church was over time enlarged, rebuilt, completed in 1619 and consecrated in 1640. The maim altar in the cathedral is dedicated to St Catherine. On... More

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place could do with some TLC, especially given its history and fact it's the largest in Asia. If you are Catholic don't be offended by the Indian crowds who will not shut up despite signs everywhere asking for silence and respect and who will drop their rubbish, fag ash and have their mobile phones ringing at every opportunity. Unlike... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wonderful architecture, holiness, museum to see..but certainly one needs to go into history and basics behind need to spend and more worthy to spend time to experience every minutest details of the place..

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This excellent beautiful white church would have been excellent had it been maintained well. The interiors of this church are excellent but poorly maintained, which will make the church loose its charms.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It is a world heritage site which looms over the landscape in Old Goa.As you stand outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus this white building looms over on the other side of the road and just looking at it you know it is a must see. When you go in make sure you have a guide because most of what... More

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West Midlands, England
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This cathedral looked so white and luminous and gigantic from outside. The interior betrayed its age and lack of care, though there was scaffolding up at the altar so I hope improvements are in the offing. An impending visit from Pope Francis has probably kick-started that. There's an impressive painting of a hefty and sturdy-legged Saint Christopher wading through water... More

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