The Cathedral of St. Thomas is one of the most prestigious landmarks in the city of Mumbai. Built in 1718, the cathedral is a standing example and symbol of the early British settlement. The Cathedral was built in an effort to maintain and possibly improve the standards of the British settlement. The first Anglican Church in the city, St. Thomas Cathedral holds tremendous religious significance for the Christian population of Mumbai. The Cathedral is bedecked with exquisite embellishments and is a towering monument representing peace and solitude.
St. Thomas Cathedral was built to Neo-Classical and Neo-Gothic styles with a white façade. The interiors of this cathedral mirror the interiors of the St. Thomas Cathedral in Ireland, and look much the same today as they did when it was first built in the 18th century. The interiors are delicately lined with Plaster Of Paris, polished brass, stained glass, arched windows and memorials dedicated to the late British parishioners. The roof was made ‘cannon-ball-proof’, though many parts of the roof have disintegrated and have been replaced with cemented slabs.
Apart from visiting the cathedral, if you are interesting in doing a little shopping around then it would be best for you to head to M.G. Road, Lokhandwala and Horniman Circle for buying local knick-knacks. There are a variety of local street-fare options if you are hungry. Many local delicacies and fast food joints are situated close to St. Thomas Cathedral.
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Compiled by – Townmumbai.com Team