St. Josephs Cathedral, Hyderabad

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  • Address: 5-9-305, Gun Foundry, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad 500001, Telangana, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4023234165
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
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About St. Josephs Cathedral, Hyderabad

St. Joseph’s Cathedral was built during 1869 by Fr. Antonio Tagliabue PIME and was declared a diocese in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII. The bell towers were completed in 1891 and the bells were added in the following year. The whole church is built in true Italian design and is embellished by timeless pieces of art.

The spectacular 6-foot granite wainscot, the stunning art work including the carved marble side altars and the marble statues of Mary and St Anthony, add to the beauty of the Cathedral. The European oil painting of Mother Mary and Jesus as a child, is an antique and was donated by one of the Nizams. The imitation of the famous sculpture ‘Pietà’ by Michelangelo and the vintage set of the Stations of the Cross, are something that takes the spotlight immediately and are another of the highlights of the place. Visit the church to see a part of Hyderabad’s most vivid iconic art pieces and to find a calm oasis in the city.

St. Josephs Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

Mass Timings:

  • Monday to Saturday: 6:00am & 6:00pm (English)
  • Sunday: 6:30am and 8:00am
  • Children's Catechism 8:00am (English); 9:15am (Telugu) 11:30am (English) & 6:00pm (English)

How To reach St. Josephs Cathedral by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Nizam College Bus Stop
  • By Train: Nampally Railway Station (1.5 kilometers away)
  • By Auto rickshaw
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a motorcycle.

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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Josephs Cathedral

  • 0.72% of people who visit Hyderabad include St. Josephs Cathedral in their plan

  • 83.33% of people start their St. Josephs Cathedral visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Josephs Cathedral

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Josephs Cathedral

People normally club together Indira Park and Salar Jung Museum while planning their visit to St. Josephs Cathedral.

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St. Josephs Cathedral, Hyderabad Reviews

  • Catholic Church in the Latin rite. English mass is there every Sunday evening. The parish choir is very nice.

  • Awsome experience. Peace prevailed every where. Must visit place during Christmas time.

  • Nice and good old gives you peace since this place is so calm and quiet. I love this atmosphere a lot. Please visit this place once and experience the gods gift. Very old buildings and artistic works are mind blowing.

  • It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad and one of the most beautiful churches of Hyderabad. Established in 1820 AD, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME),bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghat, in what is now called Gunfoundry (so named for the ammunition centre built there by the Nizam of Hyderabad), to build a school, a church and a convent. Msgr. Pietro Caprotti (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), laid its foundation on 18 March 1870, the eve of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Fr. Luigi Malberti (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), took charge in 1872 and completed the main building, which was consecrated and opened for divine worship on Christmas Eve of 1875. Hyderabad was made a separate diocese in 1886 AD, and in a consistory held in 1887, Pope Leo XIII declared St. Joseph's as the Cathedral of the diocese. It was elevated as a 'Metropolitan See' in 1953. The façade and the bell towers were completed in 1891. The huge bells, imported from Italy, were installed in 1892 AD. The church building can accommodate about 500 people at a time for prayers. In the main alcove inside the church, there is an imitation of the famous Pietà by Michelangelo. Extensive renovation work was performed on the roof and interior of the structure between 2004 and 2008, making it necessary at one point for Mass to be held in the newly constructed multipurpose hall on the cathedral grounds. A beautiful 6-foot-high (1.8 m) granite wainscot has been added to the cathedral sanctuary walls and column bases, and new granite flooring has been added throughout, as well as a new roof, new lighting and electrical fixtures. Much of the artwork, including the beautifully carved marble side altars and marble statues of Mary and St Anthony, an antique European oil painting of the Blessed Mother and Christ Child which was gifted to the cathedral by one of the Nizams, an antique set of the Stations of the Cross in high bas-relief made by European craftsmen, and various other statues, were cleaned and restored at this time. In December 2007, the cathedral was re-opened for the celebration of Holy Mass during the Christmas celebrations. Extensive construction on the grounds, including the grand entrance stairway from the street to the cathedral, and a large terrace with a multipurpose hall below, was begun in 2001 under the administration of then parish priest, Rev. Fr. T. Lourdu. The renovation was completed during the tenure of Rev. Fr. C Arogyam.

  • Silent, calm and simple beautiful. Constructed in 18th century one of three oldest church in Hyderabad.

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