The Afghan Church is one of the most stunningly gorgeous churches in Mumbai. This Anglican Church was built in the mid 19th century in honor of all the lives lost during the first Afghan War and the Battle of Kabul. The church is located in Navy Nagar which is officially the southernmost tip of Mumbai in Colaba.
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The foundation stone for the church was laid on December 4, 1847, in order to promote the study and practise of Gothic Architecture. The church was opened to the public in 1858 by the Bishop of Bombay, John Harding. Though most of the construction was completed by 1858, Sir Cowasji Jehangir donated a sum of Rs 7500 in order to complete the construction fully which finally got done only in 1865.
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Also known as the Church of St. John the Evangelist, the Afghan Church is one of the most visited churches in Mumbai and is one you definitely must not miss visiting.
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Opening hours of Afghan Church:Closed now
Open all days except Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday 07:00 am to 06:30 pm
Entry fee for Visiting Afghan Church:
Address: Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai-400005Approximate visit duration for : 1 hour