Inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany and shaped like a cross, the St. Philomena’s Cathedral in Mysore, Karnataka was designed by the French architect, Daly. A Catholic saint and a martyr. St. Philomena’s statue is placed in the crypt of the cathedral. The cathedral is embellished with stained glass windows all around that depict scenes from the Crucifixion of Christ, the Resurrection thereafter and also the Last Supper. The main hall of the cathedral can accommodate over eight hundred people.
A place of pilgrimage for the followers, the cathedral is also very popular with the tourists who flock here in large numbers to enjoy the peace and serenity that the cathedral imparts. Mass is conducted daily in three different languages – English, Kannada and Tamil at different pre-determined times. A grandiose festival is conducted annually on the 11 of August and is attended by thousands of followers and visitors alike.
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|