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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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  • We went in Jan, but was like a hot summer day. We reached around 11, but that was the cleaning time, so had to visit the museum first which is near the chapel. But please dont go there, it looked like...  more »
  • Fabulous paintings on the walls and ceilings. Our thanks to the man on the door who gave us the background and history to this chapel 
  • The sheer brilliance of the paintings on the walls and the ceiling of this chapel is amazing. A must visit for any tourist in Mangalore. 
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  • Marvelous paintings inside, carefully conserved and renovated since the early 1900s. Definitely among the must visit places in Mangalore, particularly for architecture.
  • The Italian painter has painstakingly lied down 60 feet above ground, and painted the masterpieces. The Christian art inside the St. Aloysius Chapel is like Michelangelo's paintings in India. Do not miss the paintings. It is all over the huge Chapel.
  • Wonderful place which must not be missed by a tourist. One of the oldest chapel consisting century old devine wall paintings, which makes this chapel unique.
  • Best Place and worth visiting place. One of its kind those who are artistic will like it very much. The St. Aloysius Chapel in Mangalore was built by Jesuit Missionaries in 1880 and its interiors painted by the Italian Jesuit Antonio Moscheni in 1899, during the Mangalore Mission in 1878. What makes this chapel unique compared to the other chapels in the country is the beautiful paintings that cover virtually every inch of the walls. Bro. Moscheni from Italy is the creator of this master piece. One portion of the chapel paintings depicts the life of Aloysius Gonzaga to whom Aloysius College and chapel are dedicated. Saint Aloysius gave his life in the service of others.
  • Beautiful chapel with Italian paintings on the frescoes by Antonio Moscheni