Methropolitan St.Mary’s Cathedral Church
The architecture of the church is European-inspired with Portuguese and Spanish themes. Inside, the high ceilings are supported on huge columns. The main altar features exquisite craftsmanship of wood carving of statues and crosses. The domed ceiling is adorned with fresco paintings. There are no pews in the church: worshippers squat on the floor. As is customary in many Kerala churches, they are separated by gender: men sit up front while women occupy the rear section. A new semi-circular section was added to the rear of the building in the 60s to accommodate a growing congregation. Outside, at the head of the building, stands the tallest structure in the town, namely, the bell tower. The ringing of the bell can be heard throughout the city.