Immaculate Conception Cathedral is one of the most important churches in Pondicherry and Cuddalore. Located on Mission Street, this cathedral was built in 1791 on the ruins of an older church which was destroyed several times due to skirmishes arising from complex 17th and 18th-century colony politics between the British, the Dutch, and the French.

The entrance with a grand gate and the statue of Madonna with a child in the courtyard make an awe-inspiring sight. The facade has Doric columns, giving the cathedral a regal appearance. The interior design consists of eight barrel vaults and a central dome pierced with eight circular openings. The cathedral is noteworthy for its crowded masses and the countless footfalls of people admiring the architectural beauty of the cathedral.

Being a major Christian religious institution, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral was visited by Mother Teresa during her visit to Puducherry.

Immaculate Church


204, Mission St, Heritage Town, Puducherry, 605001, India


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