Jan 16, 2008

Se Cathedral Old Goa India

The Portuguese left an architectural legacy in Goa radically different from what the British left behind in other parts of the subcontinent. Pictured here is the Se Cathedral in Old Goa. Completed in the 1600s it is still active and one of the largest cathedrals in Asia. Its style is Portuguese-Gothic and the main altar on the inside is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

In Old Goa, the former capital, there are more than ½ a dozen churches and cathedrals. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site.


Anil P said...

Did you take time out to walk the roads around the place?

A small jetty lies off Se Cathedral, and fishing boats anchor off it.

Wendy said...

Hi Anil,
We did spend some time walking around. A comment you left a few weeks back on architecture in Goa inspired this post.

Cuckoo said...

You can go thru my views on Goa here.
Now, I am called a live encyclopedia of Goa by my readers. :-)


Wendy said...

Hi Cuckoo,
Thanks I'll take a look.