St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral – Madurai

Located on East Veli Street in Madurai, St. Mary’s Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai. It is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India, situated about 2 kilometers south-east of Madurai Railway Station and 200 meters from the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Its two elegant Roman style bell towers, about 42-meter-high (140 feet), are visible from a distance. Founded in 1840, the façade of the church is an amalgamation of various forms of European and Continental styles. The church was dedicated to Viagulamatha, originally known as Viagulamatha Koil. The new church, the one we…