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St. Mary's Basilica, Bengaluru

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Take a tour of St. Mary's Basilica, one of the oldest churches in Bangalore and the only church in India elevated to the status of a basilica. Observe the Gothic style of the basilica, with ornamental motifs and stained glass windows. The columns and tall spires of the church represent a landmark that can be seen from far away. Participate in the famous festivities held annually during the St. Mary’s Feast in September, which reveres the birth of Mother Mary for 10 days with grand chariot procession holding place on the last day, as devotees draw the chariot holding Mother Mary’s image. Use our Bengaluru trip itinerary planner to visit St. Mary's Basilica on your trip to Bengaluru, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The church itself is beautiful, both interior and from outside. Only thing is the location can be very crowded and packed with traffic.  more »
  • St. Mary's is in the heart of town in the bustling Shivajinagar area. The church itself is beautiful to look at. You can go inside to visit it as well as attend mass. It's lovely around Christmas time...  more »
  • I have never visited any other church as beautiful as this one. The interior is magnificent. Do visit if you're in Bangalore.  more »
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  • One of the oldest churches in Bangalore. The first church in Bangalore to be elevated as a minor basilica. At the main entrance you will find the depiction of mother mary carrying holding Jesus taken down from the cross after crucifixion. And on the other side of the entrance a life size statue of the risen Jesus Christ. A very peaceful atmosphere in the church.
  • There's a welcoming air of peace and tranquility, in spite of the buzz of the locale, a wonderful homage to our Mother! Flanked by a temple and a mosque, this is India's communal harmony.
  • It's the oldest church in Bangalore. It's has quite a magnificent ambience. Step inside and you'd feel God's presence and a sense of humility before our maker
  • One of the oldest Church in Bangalore. Very good architecture.I am kerala, so the think which I didn't liked was about wearing sandals inside the church
  • Whenever I visit Bengaluru i do visit this holy place and the atmoshphere.......in and around is so very holy people from all beliefs i have seen.........it reflects the faith at one hand and the power of Our Lady.