St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangaluru

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Address: Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575003, India

Phone: +910-8242449728

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Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangaluru

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.

St. Aloysius Chapel Information

  • Maintain silence inside the chapel.

St. Aloysius Chapel Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

St. Aloysius Chapel Opening and Closing 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
  • Kadal
  • Kori Roti Restaurant

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St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangaluru Reviews

  • This Chapel is comparable with the Sistine chapel in Rome. The special beauty of the chapel is the wonderful series of paintings. The two types of paintings in the chapel are fresco on plaster and oil on canvas. The sloping portion of the ceiling has paintings of St Peter and the Crowing of the Cock, Saints Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, Philip, Mathew, Bartholomew, Simon and Jude. The central row of paintings on the ceiling depicts the life of St Aloysius Gonzaga to whom the chapel is dedicated.

  • Very beautiful church with awesome paintings on the wall. It has a very peaceful and calm environment. It's very well maintained and is worth visiting.

  • A must visit place for a person visiting mangalore to know about the valuable information behind the history and sacrifice of becoming a great saint

  • The visit was good. the paintings on the walls of the chapel are amazing considering the fact that the painting was done very early and there was no sign of fading/corrosion

  • The paintings are equisite in nature.Some of the biblical references on the walls are cited in Italian/Latin.Unfortunately,The staff prohibited me to take pictures in the chapel.If you are a photographer,this is going to be a big turn off for you.The person in charge is really Welcoming.I enjoyed his conversation about other tourist places in mangalore.And most importantly,you have to leave your footware outside doorstep.There is no guide available on a permanent basis here.The guide facility can only be utilised if have a prior appointment.Same applies for people in Large groups.The timings mentioned are subjected to change in case of any Religious ceremonies.

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