St Philomenas ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: ashoka road, Mysore, Karnataka 570001, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 0821-2563148
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
St Philomenas Church - Review
Philomena is a nice name, isn’t it? She was a young girl martyred at the age of 14. She was a consecrated virgin and as such had spurned the advances of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The emperor had her scourged, drowned, shot with arrows… efforts foiled by the work of angles protecting the girl. He finally decapitated her.Her remains were disovered in 1802. The Maharaja of Mysore had the church built in 1933, when he received a relic of the saint from his secretary. The church, which is supposed to be Asia’s second largest, was built in neo-gothic style. It’s floor plan is based on the cross. The elegant twin spires of the church reach 175 feet from the ground.
How To reach St Philomenas Church by Public Transport
- FTS Circle Stop
- The Five Light Bus Stop
Restaurants Near St Philomenas Church
- Pakeeza Cake Plaza
- The Magals Restaurant
- Hotel Sahara
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95% of people who visit Mysore include St Philomenas Church in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
32.96% of people start their St Philomenas Church visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St Philomenas Church
93.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Philomenas Church
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St Philomenas Church, Mysore Reviews
This church is situated about 2 km away from the Mysore Palace. Quite close to the city bus stand with a distance of only 3 km between them and hence St. Philomena's Church is easily accessible. Located on the Ashoka Road of Mysore, it can be easily accessed by road. Tourists can either hire a taxi or just take an auto rickshaw to the church. With the fame of being one of the largest churches in India, this majestic church captivates everyone with its architectural excellence. It also boasts of being the second largest church in Asia.
With the fame of being one of the largest churches in India, this majestic church captivates everyone with its architectural excellence. It also boasts of being the second largest church in Asia. Dedicated to Saint Philomena, St. Philomena’s Church is not only known for its architectural beauty and religious significance; it stands as an exemplary of secular viewpoint and the religious harmony which existed in Mysore. This can be seen from the fact that this church was built by Mysore ruler for the European residents in the city.
one of the place which must be in the list when you visit to Mysore. it is old Church. you will feel full of peace from inside when you visit in church. photos and mobile phones are not allowed inside the church in front of Jesus. we visited there on Good Friday. so it was a full of rush so many people are there and so many people who where distributing foods and drinks to all the devotees. one function arrangement is going on there. that time the church was covered because some repairing work is going on there.
St. Philomena's Cathedral is located in Mysore. It's an age old church built in European style architecture and shows the town it's magnificent twin towers in glory. A famous pilgrim spot and it attracts hundreds of tourists on a daily basis. It's accessible from CBS Mysore even by walking 1km. Renovation works are going on if you visit this month. But the church is opened for visitors.
Big and beautiful church in the middle of City. Feeling of peace can be experienced in side the church. Beautiful pictures of Jesus are displayed on the walls. Everybody can come and see the church. An offering place is separately there to make offerings. Location and approach is good. Nice place to visit.