These 3 Iconic Buildings In Mumbai Received The UNESCO Award

These three buildings are Flora Fountain in Fort, Knesset Elijah Synagogue in Fort and Our Lady of Glory Church in Byculla.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation recently awarded three structures in Mumbai as cultural heritage sites. These three buildings are Flora Fountain in Fort, Knesset Elijah Synagogue in Fort and Our Lady of Glory Church in Byculla.

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Talking about the same, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief Praveen Pardeshi stated that these buildings were felicitated due to the excellent restoration work that was done on them. Notably, Our Lady of Glory or Gloria Church was built in 1911-13. It is one of the oldest Roman Catholic church sites in Mumbai; its predecessor was built by the Portuguese Franciscans in 1632. 

Flora Fountain is located at the Hutatma Chowk is an ornamentally and exquisitely sculpted architectural heritage monument located at the southern end of the historic Dadabhai Naoroji Road. Flora Fountain was built in 1864 and is a fusion of water, architecture and sculpture which depicts the Roman goddess Flora

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