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St. Philomena's Church

This Roman Catholic Church was built in AD 1840.  It was initially known as St. Joseph Chaver which later assumed the present name. The twin towers of the church stand majestically at 175 feet, the design is gothic and it is said to resemble the St. Patrick’s cathedral at New York and a church at Cologne.  The church is located about I km from Mysuru Palace on the Bangalore highway.  The then king of Mysuru Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV laid the foundation for construction of the church in 1933.  It has been designed a French Architect.

The stained glass windows, made in France, overlooking the apse, showing the Birth of Christ, Baptism of Christ by St.John the last supper and the crucifixion of Christ are works of art.  The altar bears the statue of St.Philomina a 3rd century saint from Greece.  This church is considered to be the most beautiful in Karnataka. The church has a celler where there is a statue of St.Philomina was a holy saint during the 3rd ventury in Greece, in a reclining posture.  A piece of her bone and cloths are in this church.

Visiting hours: 5.00 am to 6.00 pm (all the days), Entry Free