St. Andrew’s Church – Bengaluru, India

St. Andrew’s Church comes from a Presbyterian background. Initially known as St. Andrew’s Kirk, it was part of the Church of Scotland until 1959. In that year it bacame a part of the Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India. The church was designed in the Gothic style by R.C. Dobbs and Major…

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart – New Delhi, India

This cathedral is one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Delhi. The church was designed by the British architect, Henry Medd who was also responsible for the Cathedral Church of the Redemption. The…

Safdarjung’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This tomb was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the Nawab Safdarjung. The mausoleum was constructed in marble and sandstone. Safdarjung, who was the Nawab of Oudh was made prime minister of the Mughal Empire when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748. The tomb was the last of the…

Qutb Complex – Delhi, India

This complex is a collection of monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate at Mehrauli in Delhi. It embraces the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque of Qutbuddin Aibak and the Qutb Minar. Also to be found in the complex are the Tomb of Iltutmish, the Alai Minar, Alai Darwaza and what is believed to be the Tomb of…

Humayun’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This mausoleum for the Emperor Humayun is the first mature example of Mughal architecture on the sub-continent. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with it’s Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens but never before seen in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture. This then reached it’s zenith with the…

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption – New Delhi, India

This church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is also sometimes known as the Viceroy Church. It derives it’s name from Palladio’s church, Il Redentore in Venice. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India. The church traces it’s origins…

Santo Niño Basilica – Cebu, Philippines

Basílica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú The Santo Niño Basilica was founded in 1565 and is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country. It is built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi. The icon, a statuette of…

Manila Cathedral, Philippines

Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Manila Cathedral and Basilica is located in Intramuros, the historic walled city located within today’s modern city of Manila. The cathedral serves as the episcopal see for the Archbishop of Manila and is considered as the Mother Church of the Philippines along with the Basilica of…

St. Mark’s Cathedral – Bangalore, India

  This cathedral was founded in 1808 and the current building dates from 1927. It is built in the English Baroque style and was inspired by St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. It is the mother church of the Diocese of Central Karnataka of the Church of Southern India. It is located at the west end…

St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist This is the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. It is the cathedral of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island and the mother church to the Province of Hong Kong and Macau. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong. The cathedral’s foundation stone was…