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About Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The biggest church in Pondicherry - Immaculate Conception Cathedral is also one of oldest in the territory. 300 years old, this church is popularly referred to as the Cathedral Mother Church. It bears a strong resemblance to a church in France. Its architecture captivates your senses. This stately late-Renaissance structure was rebuilt in 1791 on the site of an older church. It is also called 'Samba Kovil' and in front of the church is a statue of Our KLady with infant Jesus. Attend the Mass services to experience the serenity this place has to offer!

Historical Context: The Jesuit Fathers bought a large garden to the west of French Fort. They erected a church here in 1692 which was demolished by the Dutch a year later. In 1699, a second church was built which could not last long. From 1728 to 1736, a large church was built on the site but was razed to the ground by British during the Seven Years' War. Finally, the present church was completed in 1791. The choir was added in 1905 to it.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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