St. Philomena's Church, Mysore
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St. Philomena's Church

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St. Philomena's Church
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29 Ratings & 22 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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22 traveller reviews for St. Philomena's Church

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Harish
  • Harish
  • 7 Reviews

"Peacefully prayed for 15 minutes"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went to the St. Philomena's Church in the evening. I prayed there for 15 minutes and it was a wonderful feeling altogether.
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Prabakar
  • Prabakar
  • 10 Reviews

"Couldn't go inside"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2014
When visited this shrine there was a marriage function going on. We were not allowed to go inside the church.
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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Peaceful church in Mysore"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2014
St. Philomena's Church is a famous church in Mysore. It's located in city centre. Underground pathway is amazing. Too calm and peaceful place. Well maintained and clean.
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  • 2 votes

Gautam Gautam
  • Gautam Gautam
  • 9 Reviews

"Simply a Wow Place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2014
Church's design was really very awesome; it took nearly 8 years to build such a beautiful church. Just Loved it.
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  • 2 votes

Kavitha Priya
  • Kavitha Priya
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Famous church of Mysore"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Feb 12, 2014
This church is very old but its look like any new church would do. This place is awesome and you can get peace of mind. Good place to go with family.
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Rajaraman
  • Rajaraman
  • 6 Reviews

"Watch in amazement"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2014
This is an amazing view. Just stand and watch. It has a majestic appearance. I simply couldn't imagine how they have built.
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R s singh
  • R s singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews

"Wonderful history"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2014
Yes, the visit was paisa vasool. The guide explained the history of the place in a rather interesting manner.
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Edwin Denny
  • Edwin Denny
  • 9 Reviews

"This is one of the must see places"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Jan 11, 2014
One of the unavoidable destinations in Mysore with huge structure of stone and art.
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Yathish P.r
  • Yathish P.r
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Good heritage building"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2014
Nice architechture. Good place to visit. Its a good heritage building.
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Reema Rajan
  • Reema Rajan
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 4 Reviews

"Western church architecture at its best"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Dec 3, 2013
Good ambience. Very well maintained. Inspiring church architecture. Right in the heart of the city.
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About St. Philomena's Church

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

St. Philomena's Church, also known as St. Joseph’s Church, is a colossal church which is over 200 years old. It was Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, who laid the foundation for St. Philomena's Church in 1933, on the site of a small church built by his father. The construction of St. Philomena's Church was completed in the year 1941.

St. Philomena's Church, which is built in the Gothic Style, preserves the 3rd century relic of St. Philomena in a catacomb below the main altar. The floor plan of St. Philomena's Church is based on the Holy Cross. The ‘nave’ of the cross is the Congregation Hall, the two arms are the transepts and the crossing consists of altar and the choir.

The idols of St. Philomena and Holy Christ are placed on the marble altar in the Sanctum sanctorum. There are stained glass windows above the Sanctum sanctorum with paintings depicting the birth of Jesus Christ, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the Ascension of Christ.

The most attractive feature of St. Philomena's Church is the spires. There are two towers or spires that are about 54 meters tall, which resemble the spires of St. Patrick's Church of New York.  

St. Philomena's Church is considered to be one among the largest Cathedrals of South Asia. Located at a distance of about 2 km from Mysore Palace, St. Philomena's Church has become a major tourist attraction of Mysore.  
 

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