The religious significance and architectural beauty of this cathedral make it a most frequented site. More than 150 year old, it was initially built as a small chapel by Fr.Garnier. Also known as the Church of Our Lady Dolours, this is a fine testimony to the brilliant blend of various European styles of architecture. The church was renovated in 1916, making it more spacious.
In 1938 Bishop's throne was installed here. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1969. The pristine ambience coupled with the religious aura of this church draw people in great numbers. The church is devoted to Vyagulamatha also known as Vyagulamtha Koil. Two fine bell towers built in Roma style add to the architectural brilliance of this church.
Madurai Main Bus Stand, about 3 km away.
Madurai Airport, about 11 km away.
Madurai Railway Station, about 3 km away.
October to March is the best time to visit Madurai.
3, W Veli St, Near Periyar Bus Stand, Periyar, Madurai Main
Madurai Pudur, 296, Alagar Kovil Main Road