St. Mark Cathedral in Bangalore
The St. Mark’s Cathedral in Bangalore is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Road. The architecture of this structure is of the colonial style.
It is claimed that the St. Paul’s Cathedral, of the 17th century, has inspired the architecture of St. Mark’s Cathedral. It is decorated with a semicircular chancel that has a large and splendid dome.
This cathedral has Roman arches that add to the beauty of the monument. If all the churches in Bangalore city are compared, then St. Mark’s Cathedral is said to have the best-maintained external bells.
The graceful domes and ceilings are coupled with intricate carving and wonderful woodwork. The look of the cathedral is further enhanced by the stained glasswork.
The construction of this cathedral was begun in 1808 and completed in 1812. However, the cathedral was sanctified by the Bishop of Calcutta in 1816. In 1901, this cathedral was expanded and rebuilt in 1927.