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 - Review
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.
St. Aloysius Chapel Information
- Maintain silence inside the chapel.
St. Aloysius Chapel Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
St. Aloysius Chapel Hours
- The Recommended time to visit is during the daytime.
How To reach St. Aloysius Chapel by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Kammannugundi Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Central Train Junction.
- By Bus station: Trade Centre Bus Stop
Restaurants Near St. Aloysius Chapel
- Janta Delux Restaurant
- Utsav Restaurant
- Summer Place
- Fish Bowl Restaurant
- Punjabi Dhaba Restaurant
- Indraprastha Restaurant
- Nalapad Kadal
- Tandoori Terminus
- Taj Mahal Café
- Yuvraj Restaurant
- Manorama And Palimar Vegetarian Restaurant
- Kori Roti Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Aloysius Chapel
90.03% 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
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St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangaluru Reviews
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
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.
Most unique for it's Italian style architecture and paintings on ceiling and walls. Most of the paintings related to the life of Jesus and Jesuit saints. The one I love the most is 'The Woman Caught in Adultery' scene where Jesus challeges the 'one without a sin 'accusers to cast the first stone. Seing the artistic value of this church, the Archaeological Survey of India did a marvellous restoration job on some of the paintings. A 'must visit' place for any newcomer to Mangalore.
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 .
One of the best church in mangalore.It has got historic relevance.Marvelous church with a good collection of wall paintings.Peaceful church in the city.Good holy mass.Large parking place is available.It is a chapel inside the college.One of the must visit place in the city.