Shillong Cathedral Catholic, Shillong

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  • Address: Shillong, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-3642222731
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Church, Religious Site, Architecture
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About Shillong Cathedral Catholic, Shillong

Built on the same spot, which witnessed the first church in Shillong, this historical monument of peace and divinity is almost 50 years old. The beautiful church is constructed in the Gothic architectural style and is a spectacular sight in the midst of sprawling green lawns. This church is also known as the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. The most unique feature of this church is the fact that it is built on sand and not on rock. As the region is prone to earthquakes, this ensures that any earthquake-related shock is absorbed by the sand, thereby securing the church from any major damage.

Situated on top of an emerald-colored hill, the tall arches of the church and its stained glass installations will mesmerize any tourist visiting Shillong. Near the altar of this church is the grave of the First Archbishop of the city. Apart from all these, the church also has several pieces of artwork depicting various scenes and chapters from Holy Scriptures.

Shillong Cathedral Catholic Information

  • The Sunday mass is the most ideal time to visit the place.
  • The peace of the religious site should be maintained at all times.
  • Photography without permission is not recommended.
  • Modest dressing is the best suited for the place.

How To reach Shillong Cathedral Catholic by Public Transport

  • You can go by bus or taxi.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Shillong Cathedral Catholic

  • 95% of people who visit Shillong include Shillong Cathedral Catholic in their plan

  • 33.89% of people start their Shillong Cathedral Catholic visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shillong Cathedral Catholic

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94.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shillong Cathedral Catholic

People normally club together Lady Hydari Park and Wards Lake while planning their visit to Shillong Cathedral Catholic.

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Shillong Cathedral Catholic, Shillong Reviews

  • It's one of the most beautiful churches in Shillong. It was the first Catholic cathedral church built over 50 years ago. If you're in Shillong then it's a must visit. The locality of the church, Laitumkhrah is very serene and calm. There's a special church service on every Wednesday tourists can also be a part of this. The church is magnificent with the stained glass windows which are from France. There are various church arts inside to be viewed.

  • A wonderful place to visit as a tourist. The cathedral is kept very clean at all times. One can experience peace of mind sitting inside quietly. Also look out for the stained glasses and window paintings and floral decorations inside the hall.

  • Can't express any word!!! Praise the Lord for giving us such a beautiful place of worship.

  • The best Cathedral I have visited so far. Clean, peaceful and refreshing.

  • Stopped by on our way to Laitumkhrah. Always impressed by how well maintained and clean the interior and exterior of the church is, as well as the facility in general. The interior has some lovely paintings depicting the life of Jesus. A definite must see on a visit to Shillong.

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