St.Joseph Cathedral

Built in 1879, it is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad. It is a fine example of Italian architecture for which the craftsmen and materials were brought from Italy. There are entrances on all sides leading into the main volume of the cathedral, of which the chancel and the massive nave are double height spaces. Smaller transepts house statues of Mary and the apse entrance is a large 17m high arch. The cathedral is a load bearing structure largely made of brick and stone, with brick exposed on the outside and fully plastered and hand painted on the inside. Brick piers support semi-circular arches along the aisles. The design is highly symmetrical lengthwise. A clock tower houses the church bells in the left part of the building, with a stone spiral staircase leading up and into it. The timber doors are large with corbelling over them. Beautiful stained glass windows are placed at the upper level of the walls. Some old, valuable paintings are kept in a room for safekeeping.

  • St.Joseph Cathedral
  • St.Joseph Cathedral
  • St.Joseph Cathedral
  • St.Joseph Cathedral
  • St.Joseph Cathedral

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