St Philomenas Church

Currently 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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TripHobo Highlights for St Philomenas Church

  • St Philomenas Church Address: ashoka road, Mysore, Karnataka 570001, India
  • St Philomenas Church Contact Number: 0821-2563148
  • St Philomenas Church Timing: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • St Philomenas Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St Philomenas Church(preferred time): 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Philomenas Church: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting St Philomenas Church

  • 80.19% of people who visit Mysore include St Philomenas Church in their plan

  • 58.67% of people start their St Philomenas Church visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St Philomenas Church

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

94.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Philomenas Church

People normally club together Jaganmohana Palace and Mysore Zoo while planning their visit to St Philomenas Church.

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St Philomenas Church, Mysore Reviews

  • Very nice peaceful atmosphere in spite of the large crowd in this 80+ year old architectural marvel. Reminded me of the Dom in Cologne, Germany. The prayer hall is big and very quiet with a crypt at the chambers below. One can come out of the other side through the crypt. The church is getting renovated. There is primary school within the parish. Will surely visit again.

  • Very magnificent and tall church in Mysore, a must visit. You can visit church and can go to prayer hall. Very calm and heavenly environment. You have to maintain peace inside and inside photography is not allowed. A school is also there in adjacent to church. Building is very tall and have different architectural look. Approx 1 km from ksrtc bus stand in the centre of city. You can walk down only if weather is good. Rush is there but visit it.

  • Beautiful and Serene... the architecture is impressive. Daunting elevation. Spacious from within as well as outside. Street hawkers sell wooden artifacts outside the premises. Can be easily spotted from normal traffic conditions. Located in the heart of city. Must visit when in Mysuru.

  • 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.

  • St. Philomena's Church, also known as St. Joseph’s Church, is a colossal church which is over 200 years old. 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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