St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral

About St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral:

St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as Palayam Palli, is the Roman Catholic Latin Rite cathedral of the Archdiocese of Trivandrum. The first church was built here in 1873. The church was intended in the manner of a cross in 1912. The final stage of extension, including the Gothic style facade and the bell-tower was completed in 1927.

The three bells were brought from Belgium and were named Joseph, Xavier, and Aloysius in honour of, respectively, St. Joseph, the patron of the church; St. Francis Xavier, the apostle of India; and Bishop Aloysius Maria Benziger, the pioneer missionary-bishop of Quilon. Upon the bifurcation of the Diocese of Quilon, the new Diocese of Trivandrum was formed on 1 July 1937, and St. Joseph’s Church became the cathedral of the newly formed diocese.  In 2004, the cathedral became a metropolitan cathedral. The cathedral has a statue of its patron St. Joseph with the Child Jesus in the middle of the facade and a statue of Jesus with hands raised atop the tower. The church which is white in colour was painted red from 1927 to 2010. It was renovated during the period 2008 to 2010.


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One of the best church in the city. It's a Latin church. Architecturally beautiful and peace place to pray to god.
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Location: palayam , Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

The nearest Airport Trivandrum International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum International Airport to St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral  is 5.3kms

Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station

The nearest Railway station Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is 2.5Kms

Bus Stand: Trivandrum Bus Stand

The nearest bus stand Trivandrum bus stand . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Trivandrum bus stand to St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral is 2.6Kms

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