St. Joseph's Cathedral


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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near King Koti

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1.5 Kms from Nampally Railway Station (north of Abids and King Koti), St Joseph's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located at Gunfoundry and is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad.

It was built around 1860 A.D. and has a distinctive Italian touch in the architecture. The towering central monument can hold a congregation of 500 people at a time. The ringing of the mammoth bell atop the structure to indicate the hours is indeed a pleasure to hear. In the main alcove inside the cathedral is an imitation of the famous 'Pieta' by Michelangelo. The five giant bells have been made and brought from Italy. The bells have been attached to this fabled construction in 1892.

Timings: 5:30 AM to 7 PM.