St Joseph's Cathedral in Hyderabad

St Joseph's Cathedral Overview

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St Joseph’s Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad is one of the most beautiful Roman Catholic churches in the city. Although the church was established in the year 1820, the construction of the cathedral's present structure began in 1869, by Father Antonio Tagliabue. After purchasing a plot in Gun Foundry area, formerly known as Chanderghat , Father Antonio Tagliabue decided to build a convent, church and school within the premises. The church was completed and opened for worshipers on Christmas Eve in 1875.

The structure and interiors of the cathedral are captivating, and the facade flaunts fine Italian architecture. Five mammoth bells, imported from Italy, are installed in the open bell tower of the building. These are not only sacred, but are believed to safeguard devotees against storm and thunder.

The central hall of the church is large enough to accommodate 500 worshipers at a time. The church also features an imitation of the acclaimed 'Pieta' by Michelangelo in the main alcove. One of the best examples of Italian craftsmanship in India, this site must not be missed by travellers visiting Hyderabad.

  • Opening Closing Time 5:30 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday)
    6:30 am to 9:15 pm (Sunday)

  • Photo Opp

    The massive bells and the imitation of 'Pieta' by Michelangelo are perfect to be photographed. Besides, the beautifully carved marble statues of Mary and St. Anthony are worth clicking.

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5-9-305, Gun Foundry, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad, 500029, Andhra Pradesh