Tuesday, December 7, 2010

INDIA ~Goa-Se Cathedral-UNESCO~

And another great card from Ravindra! He sent this card from India where he visit this wonderful Unesco site... Thanks a lot!!

The Se Cathedral of Goa is located in old Goa, and is around 9 kilometers from the capital city Panaji. The Se Cathedral of Goa is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. This magnificent edifice was built in the 16th century under the Portuguese rule in India. After the construction, the Se Cathedral of Goa was declared to be the largest church in Asia.
The length of the church is 250 feet and the breadth is 181 feet. The entrance of the church is ornately decorated and measures around 115 feet in height. The church is stunningly decorated yet the style is strikingly simple.
The church is famous for its giant bell known as the "Golden Bell". The bell is known for its melody and rich tone and is the largest bell in Goa and one of the best in the world. The walls of the church are decorated with lovely paintings that are quite old

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