St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangaluru
St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangaluru - Address, Phone Number
Address: Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575003
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
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
- Kori Roti Restaurant
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Beautiful chapel with great atmosphere.. if you are visiting Mangalore then this place is strongly recommended to visit
Historical and the splendor of those paintings, the guided tour by Mr Henry, the well maintained chapel with relics, a must visit irrespective of your religion to appreciate art in divinity...
A nice visit. The place has a great historical significance, built around 1890's, painted by a single person.... Most importantly the paintings have been preserved really well since that time...!!! The guide there will explain in full details about the significance of this place.
Its a great place to visit. It is open from 6 a.m till 5.30pm for the visitors. There is a facility of chapel guide who will give all the information about the chapel free of cost. From outside it looks ordinary but inside the chapel it is awesome. A great pice of art, well maintained. Don't miss it
This church is of historic landmark for Mangalore. Very much famous. Known for its paintings.