''St Mary's Church, Madurai

Also known as St Mary's Cathedral, this church was built in 1840 and blends European and continental styles of architecture. Located in Madurai near the Tirumala Nayak ... more 
''St Mary's Church, Madurai

Also known as St Mary's Cathedral, this church was built in 1840 and blends European and continental styles of architecture. Located in Madurai near the Tirumala Nayak Mahal on old Koyavar Palayam Road, it was originally dedicated to Vyakula Matha, a representation of the Virgin Mary. The new church was constructed in 1916 after the Madurai Diocese was created in 1938, St. Mary's Church was raised to the status of a pro-Cathedral and the Bishop's throne was installed. The church was elevated to the status of Cathedral on 1969. The notable feature of the church is the two tall elegant bell towers constructed in Roman style which is at a height of 42 meters.

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