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Cathedral of sacred hearts

Introduction: One of the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in Delhi which belongs to the Latin Rite. This beautiful brown and yellow masterpiece is standing between two prominent schools, St. columba’s and Convent of Jesus and Merry. Complex also houses the headquarters of the Indian Archdiocese. Church utilizes almost 14.1 acres in Connaught Place near the Gol Dak Khana at Bhai Vir Singh Marg. In 2011, catherdral was named as one of the icons of the city of Delhi by The Hindustan Times. If you are a peace lover and want to spend some time being in solitude we bet you this place will worth your time.

History: It was designed by Henry Alexander Medd, who was part of Lutyen’s team that designed much of New Delhi. The church was established by Father Luke, a member of the Franciscan first order and was founded by St. Francis of Assisi. In 1929 Rev. Dr. E.Vanni (the Archbishop of Agra) laid the foundation stone of the Cathedral. The construction started in 1930. Cathedral had to be originally built in Delhi Cantonment but that land was taken over by the Indian Army and the present plot was allotted for construction in exchange. According to some people all the expenses were incurred by the colonial officers of the British Empire.The main Altar of the Church is made of pure marble was donated by Sir Anthony de Mello.

Open: Daily

Timing: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Prayer timings: Two times a day

Address: 1, Ashok Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Nearest metro station: Patel chowk

Celebrations: Easter and Christmas

Contact no.: 011-23363593

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