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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

The church has two lofty spires and remarkably bright, white washed exterior and a pastel colored interior. paintingThe interiors of the church are mostly a blend of the Indo - European and the gothic style, with the main altar decorated by the famous Italian painter Bro. Antonio Moscheni, S.J., and his disciple De Gama of Bangalore. The columns are decorated with frescoes and murals, the seven large canvas paintings on the passion and death on the Cross, especially the painting of the Last Supper, modeled on the famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci and the beautiful stained glass windows add to the artistic grandeur of the place. The paintings that adorn the ceiling depict scenes from the life of Christ. The making of the pulpit and the wooden paneling of this cathedral is very impressive. A huge decorative granite pillar in the south eastern corner of Santa Cruz Basilica is a remnant of the original Cathedral destroyed by the British.

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