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St. Philomena's Church

Mysore, India
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Ranked #13 of 51 Attractions in Mysore
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture..gothic and dark..if u r fond of churches then plz take out time and visit this one..its not so huge so wont take time, and an added plus is the fact that its not so touristy. Try and take a round of the inner rooms and the basement.

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Sedona, Arizona
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I am not sure who Saint Philomena was but she certainly was NOT a model for the reclining full-body statue in a pink sari that lies in state in the church's crypt! How very Indian!! This aside, the church, built in 1933 by an English architect under the Raja's patronage - although he was Hindu, is a beautiful monument to... More

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Bangalore, India
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Another old church, worth visiting along with other attractions in the same area like palace. Nothing special about it.

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very peaceful environment. Best time to go is early hours. Also, spend some time within the church. Listen to the prayers. Its soothing & charismatic. I've been twice here. And, i feel like this is my first.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Worth a visit if you are in the area. The architecture is great. Personally I wouldn't make a special trip to visit the church, but that's just me. Note, that photography is prohibited inside the church.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Architecture is great.The place is near to city center and it has all the shopping areas near by.

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Bangalore, India
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31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This Church is located about 15-20 Minutes walk from Mysore K.S.R.T.C Bus stand and about 5 minutes walk from fountain circle,Mysore. This church is located on the roadside.The architecture of the church is good.i did not find any thing great or spectacular about this church to add to the Tourists must visit list when in Mysore. Can be visited when... More

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Built in Neo Gothic style in 1936, this massive structure stands tall attracting devotees and tourists. Do go there to admire and appreciate the architecture and sheer class of the monument. The special feature of the church is the passage to the basement housing the relic of Saint Phelomena under the main altar.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Church is really beautiful from outside..!! Wonderful architecture..!! The catacombs are bit scary and creepy. I had to run to the exit as the damp air brought chills through my body..!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Lot of uncompleted works pending otherwise a great architecture. Need some more light for underground path it's too dark.

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