Historical | Pilgrimage
#4 of 6 Places to Visit in Medak
Distance (From Medak Bus Station): 1.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: Medak Fort (2.5 km) can be visited along with this place.
Wargal can be visited while visting this place from Hyderabad with 1-2 hours extra effort. Wargal is 5 km from Karimnagar / Siddipet highway and 17 km from NH-7 (Medak / Nizamabad / Adilabad highway).
At a distance of 1.5 kms from Medak Bus Station and 96 kms from Hyderabad, Medak Cathedral is the largest church in entire Asia and second largest in the world after Vatican. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit in Telangana and among the prime place to visit on a Hyderabad tour.
The Cathedral built in Gothic style was inaugurated in 1914 and completed in 1924. The main tower of the church is 175 feet high and the cathedral can accommodate 5000 people at a time. There are 3 magnificent stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The farmers toiled to erect the church and Thomas Edward Harding, the architect, left no stone unturned in building the cathedral. The tile's design is an intricate one in six colours red, brown, black, yellow, chocolate and grey.
The roof of the church is sound proof made by hollow sponge material and it has an impressive style of vaulting. A window depicts the birth scene of Jesus, angels, Prophet or Issaiah, Mary and astrologers. The left side of the church bears the painted crucification scene and in the center the ascension of Jesus is painted bright.
It is said that when the nizam of Hyderabad discovered that the church would be higher than Charminar, he made an effort to reduce the height of the church.
Buses from Hyderabad to Medak usually start from Jubilee Bus Station.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM