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Se Cathedral

Old Goa, Panaji, India
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Ranked #7 of 80 attractions in Panaji
Type: Architectural Buildings
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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

construction and renovation works almost completed, beautiful building which taken back to 400 years back Portuguese era..large space and goo works.They could have maintained little more better by putting more care on painting and all. Management or Parish should take care of keep and maintain the beauty of this old church in a proper manner.

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INDIA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral but seeing it after about 32 years I was shocked at how badly it has been maintained considering it's a World Heritage site. It was built in 1662. Most of the gold paint has flaked off from the statues and it did not look like there was any restoration work going on. There is one... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is on the list of must see places when one visits Goa and while the cathedral looks imposing and inviting from the outside, the interior view is in sharp contrast with dilapilated walls. Restoration works are on and once the same is done, maybe it would return to its erstwhile spendour.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is a truly large church, fit as the cathedral of the Portuguese lands in Asia (and of a once large city). While the interior is a bit dilapidated, the church is being restored, so hopefully it will be returned to its full splendor.

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you are on a trip to Goa, then you must include Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral in your plan. This is a very big church and termed as one of the largest churches in Asia. Apart from the church, there is a museum in the same compound. It will take at-least 1-2 hours to visit this entire... More

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MARSHALLTOWN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

An historic cathedral near the Basilica of Bom Jesus, best visited with the Goa Government Tourism tour in the late afternoon when sun is low and crowds are less.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Beautiful white church.. it was under renovation so couldnt see. The museum beside gets closed at 5. So visit before that. The place has nice garden. Visit this place while visiting Bom Jesus church..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A grand place, a fully functional church..but due to the ongoing conservation work the scaffolding ruins the look...from a touristic sdandpoint it is a let-down at the moment, but nothing takes away its prominence as a place of worship!

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