Chapel of St. Catherine

The Chapel of St. Catherine (Portuguese: Capela de Santa Catarina) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Old Goa in the same compound as Se Cathedral and the Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. It was built in 1510 in the Baroque architectural style, and has a brown and white facade. It faces the Mandovi River and is part of the World Heritage Site, Churches and convents of Goa. [1] The chapel is not functional.

Chapel of St. Catherine
Chapel of St. Catherine is located in Goa
Chapel of St. Catherine
Chapel of St. Catherine
Chapel of St. Catherine is located in India
Chapel of St. Catherine
Chapel of St. Catherine
15°30′12″N 73°54′38″E / 15.503438°N 73.910437°E / 15.503438; 73.910437
LocationVelha Goa, State of Goa
Previous denominationRoman Catholic
Founded1510; 514 years ago (1510)
Founder(s)Afonso de Albuquerque
Functional statusNon-functional

History edit

It was erected by Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese conqueror, in 1510 to commemorate his victorious entry to the city of Goa on St Catherine's Day. Pope Paul III granted it status of cathedral in 1534 and it was rebuilt.[2][3] The chapel was expanded in 1550 at the order of the governor Jorge Cabral, and a new altarpiece was installed as well.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "CHAPEL OF ST. CATHERINE - OLD GOA - TRAVEL INFO". Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Chapel of St. Catherine". Times of India Travel. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Chapel of St Catherine | Old Goa, India Old Goa". Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  4. ^ Fonseca, José Nicolau da (1878). "An Historical and Archæological Sketch of the City of Goa: Preceded by a Short Statistical Account of the Territory of Goa".