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St. Philomena's Church

Mysore, India
9845249207
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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Mysore
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Bangalore, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This beautiful Cathedral was built in 1956 and is one of the largest churches in the country. It has been built in the Gothic style with beautiful stain glass windows and lofty towers. The illuminated church in the evening is a wonderful site not to be missed. Brilliant peace of architecture which requires quick attention of fixing and repair. Hope... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This church is situated in the centre of Mysore. I was intrigued to find an anchor next to the statue of St Philomena's in the church. And I tried to ask around as to what the connection was. Did not have much joy in the beginning. Finally, I was given a type-written account of how Philomena a Greek princess was... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It has a heavy rush during the evening times. Try to visit the church early in the morning. The catacomb is the main attraction there. The church is a must visit place if you are in Mysore.

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Menlo Park, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A good example of Gothic style architecture - reminds me of churches in England (Cambridge). The church needs renovation and I think they are in the process of raising funds to do this. It is not very big inside but interesting to find something like this in India.

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Mysore, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Location : City centre Visit Duration :Half an hour to one hour The Church is an architecture excellence, the glass paintings are awesome. The underground pathway is a good experience. Very nice place to visit.

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Bangalore, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very tall and famous church more than 200 years.Very calm place kept very neat.Silent prayers to Lord wil give mental peace

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ahmedabad
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Its just like the medieval churches u find in old Holywood movies,but is peaceful and so it makes u more spoiritual. u want to talk with yourselves and interact with god in those moments of silence. Its nice place to let ur self rediscover faith

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The church is pretty big and as heard from the local guide, this seems to be the 3 rd largest church. Worth a visit once.

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England
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220 reviews 220 reviews
139 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This a beautiful building is well worth a visit. It is an interesting contrast to other religious structures in India and a part of the history of the fascinating country that is India.

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Guwahati, India
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391 reviews 391 reviews
257 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

One of the finest churches of south India built in the colonial British period. This impressive structure in Neo-Gothic style gives a feeling of visiting a classical European monument.

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