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St. Philomena’s Church is one of the oldest churches in India. St. Philomena’s Church is a Catholic Church built in honour of St. Philomena. Saint Philomena is a Latin Catholic saint and Martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. She was a young Greek princess martyred in the 4th century. St. Philomena’s Church is the most famous address on the ever-busy Ashoka Road of Mysore. Long before the foundation for St. Philomena’s Church was laid in 1933, another Church was built in the same location in 1843 by the King of Mysore Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.
St. Philomena’s Church is considered to be the Asia’s second largest Church. St. Philomena’s Church was designed by a French architect called Daly. It was designed to be built in the Neo Gothic style with inspiration drawn from the Cologne Cathedral. The twin towers of the church 175 feet in height stand majestically, they resemble the spires of the Cologne Cathedral and also the spires of the St. Patrick’s Church in New York. The floor plan of the cathedral resembles a cross.