St. Mary's Cathedral Church


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St. Mary's Cathedral Church Overview

Ranked 10 of 15 sightseeing in Madurai

St. Mary’s Cathedral Church is located on the East Veli Street in Madurai. Situated within 2 km towards south-east direction of Madurai Railway Station, this church is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India. It attracts lots of tourists owing to its European and Continental style architecture.

The church encompasses bell towers which are Roman in style and are 42 m high. Furthermore, it was found in the year 1840 and dedicated to Viagulamatha, who was known as Viagulamatha Koil.

The church was rebuilt again in 1916 and in 1938 the bishop’s throne was installed. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1969.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Roy Simon

Roy Simon5.0/5

4 reviews

Cathedral visit

Quite a nice church to be into this one for special prayers and very good atmosphere and could feel the special feelings when you bow down or kneel down to pray.