Cathedral of the Holy Name, Mumbai

Published date: 05/03/2024
  • Location: Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Opened in 1905, this is, if you ask me, the most stunning church in Mumbai. It is yet another Gothic building with pointed arches, flying buttresses, and conical-topped towers that look more like a castle built in Medieval Europe. But, step inside and you will realise why I hailed it as the best church in Mumbai as far as the ornamentation is concerned. Its high ribbed-vaulted ceiling brimming with colourful frescoes, pillars with statues on their capital, geometric designs on the wall that had me fooled into thinking those were wallpapers, and stained-glass windows make you feel like you are walking through an Italian city like Venice! Another thing which catches the eye is its white marble altar, which enshrines three life-size idols of Jesus. Come here during the Mass to hear the iconic pipe organ fill the naïve with soothing music.

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