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Cathedral Devoted To St. Catherine Of Alexandria

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Goa
Sights & Landmarks > Churches/ Cathedrals
The cathedral was built to commemorate the joyful victory of the Portuguese under under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, which ended up handing over the control of Goa to the Portuguese in 1510. It was completed in 1619 and was consecrated in 1640, however, it took around a whopping 80 years to complete the construction! It’s a majestic white structure following Portuguese-Maneuline style of architecture – Tuscan exterior and Corinthian interior. It has one of the largest bell known as show more

Something unique

It is the Asia's largest cathedral and is also larger than any of the churches/cathedrals built under the reign of Portuguese.

Tips from insiders

  • We would advise you to be dressed modestly as it is a religious place.
  • There are mass being held at different times, so plan accordingly