St. Aloysius ChapelCurrently Closed
- Address: Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575003, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +910-8242449728
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
St. Aloysius Chapel or the chapel of Aloysius College is a Christian Chapel in Mangalore in the city of Karnataka in south-west India. The chapel is situated in the heart of Mangalore. It was built by Jesuit Missionaries in 1880 and the beautiful walls inside were done by the Italian painter Antonio Moscheni in 1899. During that time, the Italian Jesuits played a vital role in the development of education, culture, health and social wellness of the Mangalorean Catholic Community and thus was built the church. The St. Aloysius Chapel is so beautiful that it is often compared to the chapels of Rome. The unique feature of this place that makes it stand out among all other is that every inch of the interiors has been painted in an equally beautiful manner. The whole chapel, its name and even a major portion of its interior frescoes are dedicated to the life of Aloysius Gonzaga who spent all his life serving others.
The paintings include Aloysius as a child, Aloysius preaching the town folk, his first preaching session, etc. The sloping parts of the ceilings have paintings of different apostles who are being offered garlands by life size angels. Here, no two garlands have the same type of flowers and also paintings of sages. These include that of St. Thomas Apostle of India holding a spear in his hand, St. Francis of Assisi Patron of environmentalists, St. Peter Claver- Apostle of Negroes, Bl. Rudolf Aquaviva who had visited the court of Akhbar and St. John De Britto who was the first missionary to dress as a Sanyasi and was a Sanskrit scholar.
The paintings on the side walls are of two types- frescoes and canvases where Jesus has been depicted as the friend of children. This is the masterpiece among all. The other here include that of birth of Lord Jesus, Jesus being baptized by St. John the Baptist, the wedding feast at Cana and the crucifixion of the Lord. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Mangaluru Itinerary 3 Days.
- Maintain silence inside the chapel.
- Entry is free.
- The Recommended time to visit is during the daytime.
- The nearest airport is the Kammannugundi Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Central Train Junction.
- By Bus station: Trade Centre Bus Stop
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90.13% of people who visit Mangaluru include St. Aloysius Chapel in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
75.7% of people start their St. Aloysius Chapel visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. Aloysius Chapel
93.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Aloysius Chapel
Although we just missed their last guided tour but we were content with what we saw inside. Absolutely beautiful and after the current renovation, I am sure the chapel will be a gem not be missed. I am definitely going back to hear what the experts say during the guided tour of the chapel.
It's a beautiful chapel and one of the most visited place by tourists in Mangalore. The walls and ceiling of the chapel are beautifully painted showcasing the life story of Jesus and St. Aloysius. In order to avoid damage to the paints, photography is not allowed and the doors of chapel remain closed. Brother Henry helped us by giving a brief narration on the history of the chapel and the paintings
Beautiful place. It is something mangalore is proud of. You have guide to tell you it'd historical origin. Just peaceful
I didn't visit inside the Chapel but it's very nice I felt and also my frnds say this too It is very. ...... beautiful
It's one of most visited place in Mangalore . The painting in the chapel is very attractive and it's about life history of Jesus Christ .