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St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangalore

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Witness a fine example of European-style architecture and celebrated artworks at St. Aloysius Chapel. Built in 1878, the church forms part of a college, located at the heart of Mangalore. Its famed interior features richly colored fresco and canvas paintings of the lives of Aloysius Gonzaga, as well as the lives of Jesus Christ and his apostles. Step inside to see Italian painter Antonio Moscheni's works depicting Aloysius as a child, his first holy communion, and him seeking commission to the Jesuit Order; those of Jesus depict his birth, his baptism by St. John, and his crucifixion. With our world travel planner, Mangalore attractions like St. Aloysius Chapel can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The chapel was built by Jesuit missionaries back in the 19th century, and it's beauty reflects in the architecture and art. Visitors to Mangalore must make a quick stop here to take in the peace and s...  more »
  • The paintings in the interior of this Christian Church are magnificent. The ceiling, pillars, walls, frescoes etc. are covered in bright clear and interesting paintings. Has been likened to the Sistin...  more »
  • Part of St Aloysius college, A Jesuit run deemed university. Beautiful murals and paintings adorn the walls and ceilings of the chapel. Open for worship right through the week. Basically caters to the...  more »
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  • 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
  • one of the beautiful chapel i have ever seen in Mangalore its a very well known tourist spot
  • A nice holy place to have peacefull prayer in the town itself
  • If you are new to Mangalore and trying to find a POI, this is one among them. Beautiful church attached to famous St Aloysius College. Make sure to note the paintings and artwork on the walls and the roof inside the church. One of the landmarks of Mangalore.