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Se Cathedral

Velha, Goa 403402, India

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About Se Cathedral

Built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.


Attractions near Se Cathedral

Basilica of Bom Jesus0.34km from Se Cathedral

The Basilica is partially in ruins but still a model of elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. This is the only church in Old Goa, which is unplastered on the outside. The lime plaster which existed earlier was stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. The church contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary4.59km from Se Cathedral

An estuarine mangrove habitat declared as a Bird sanctuary. The sanctuary is named after Salim Ali, the eminent Indian Ornithologist. Accessed by a ferry service running between Ribander and Chorão, it sanctuary has a paved walk that runs between mangroves.

Goa Museum8.56km from Se Cathedral

The museum has over 8,000 artifacts on display, including stone sculptures, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects. The main focus is on Ancient History and Archaeology, Art and Craft, and Geology.

Reis Magos Fort11.03km from Se Cathedral

Surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically Portuguese turrets, it was erected in 1551 to protect the narrowest point at the mouth of the Mandovi river. It was used as a residence for viceroys and later converted to a fortress.

Aguada Fort14.95km from Se Cathedral

A well preserved 17th-century fort along with a lighthouse overlooking the Arabian sea. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water.

Candolim Beach, Goa16.11km from Se Cathedral

Candolim is a census town in North Goa ,and is a tourist destination. It is less congested and has better planned than the other beaches of Goa

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Bordered by two states and the Arabian Sea, area in Goa that resisted Portugese invasion till 18th century.