Afghan Church, Mumbai

Published date: 22/03/2024
  • Location: SBS Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Afghan Church? “Huh?”, you might exclaim, and you are justified, for how would a church be part of Afghan history? Well, don’t be any more as ‘Afghan’ is just a reference to the fact that it was built to commemorate the sacrifice of those who died during the First Afghan War of 1838. Officially named Church of St. John the Evangelist, it is easily recognised by its 198-feet high tower. Its Gothic pointed-arched gateway reminds me of Notre-Dame in Paris; only the latter one is a lot more decorated. Inside are colourful stained glass windows, and floor tiles with geometric patterns brought all the way from England.

Location: SBS Road, Colaba, Mumbai

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