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St. Joseph’s Cathedral

One of the numerous Heritage Buildings we have in our city. To avoid the stairs and get the whole monument in your frame can cause strain your back a wee bit.

[Text from the book Heritage Capital – Hyderabad]
St Joseph’s is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, located at Gunfoundry, north of Abids and King Koti, and is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. Established in the year 1820, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue, bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghaat, to build a school, a church and a convent. Msgr. Pietro Caprotti, laid its foundation on 18th March 1870 and Fr.
Luigi Malberti, took charge in 1872 and completed the main building which was consecrated and opened for divine worship on Christmas Eve of 1875. The façade and the belltowers were completed in 1891; the bells, imported from Italy, were installed in 1892.

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4 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Cathedral

  1. Laxmi,

    Keep up the Great work. I don’t have hope that we will see some of these, monuments and buildings protected as such.

    Whoever has refurbished this Building has done a disservice to this building by painting it pink. It should have been restored the way it was in the Heritage colors. I was in Hyd. Oct., 2008 and they were renovating it.

    Can you also try to snap the St. Georges Cathedral. It’s located in the grammer School Compund next to Cherma’s/John Bakery.

    5 Stars for your effort and presentation.

    Baquer Siddiqi

    1. Thank you so much Siddiqui – I too agree that it should have been painted a different colour. There should be some guidelines put forth for maintaining and renovating these Heritage structures.

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