Churches and Cathedrals

Churches and Cathedrals are a part of Mangalorean history. St. Aloysius Chapel is famous for the paintings on its walls and ceiling. It is frequently visited by foreigners and local tourists. Rosario Cathedral or Our Lay of Rosary Cathedral was the first of the Roman Catholic Churches built in the Canara region during the Portuguese reign. The Cathedral continued to be the leading church even during the British era and is famous as the first church in the district. It was the only parish church intended to be reserved for the higher caste Catholics residing in Mangaluru city. Both the Roman Catholics and Protestants have maintained a cordial relationship with all communities in Dakshina Kannada district and contributed for the growth of the region. They have some beautiful Churches and Cathedrals all along Mangaluru and Dakshina Kannada district. The list of famous Churches in Mangaluru is given below:
St. Aloysius Chapel on Light House Hill at Mangaluru
St. Aloysius Chapel
Mar Thoma Syrian Church is located in front of the YMCA behind Athena Hospital on Falnir Road
Mar Thoma Syrian Curch
Kodialbail Church located in Kodialbail opposite Karnataka Bank at Mangaluru
Kodialbail Church
Milagres Church and School is situated at Hampankatta and near Railway Station which is at the heart of the city
Milagres Church at Hampankatta
Shrine of Lady of Pompei located at Lady Hill on the way to Urwa
Lady Hill Church
Shanthi Cathedral is a Protestants' worship place ocated at Balmatta
Shanthi Cathedral
Rosario Cathedral or the Lady of Rosary Cathedral at Pandeshwar on the way to Hoige Bazar
Rosario Cathedral
Name of Church or Cathedral
Telephone No.
St. Aloysius Chapel
St. Aloysius College Campus
Light House Hill, Hampankatta, MLR - 575 001
Post Box No 720, Kodailbail, MLR - 575 003
Opened in the year 1878
  +91 824 244 9721
  +91 824 244 9706
Milagres Church Parish Priest
Noor Masjid Road, Hampankatta, MLR - 575 001
Opened in the year 1680 
  +91 824 242 3522
Rosario Cathedral or 
Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral 
Near Forum Mall, Pandeshwar, MLR - 575 001
Opened in the year 1568 
  +91 824 242 0942
C.S.I. Shanthi Cathedral
Mission Compound, Balmatta
MLR - 575 002
Opened in the year 1862 
+91 824 243 2728
St. Antony's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Jeppu Road, Jeppu, MLR - 575 002
Opened in the year 1937
+91 824 241 5263
Infant Jesus Shrine
Carmel Hill, St. Joseph's Monastery
Kulshekar Post, Bikkarnakatte, MLR - 575 005
Opened in the year 1996
  +91 824 221 1124
St. Sebastian Church
Near St. Agnes Institutions
Bendoor, MLR - 575 002
Opened in the year 1912
+91 824 221 8762
St. Francis Xavier Church
Bejai Main Road
Bejai Post, MLR - 575 004
Opened in the year 1912

+91 824 427 6588
+91 824 221 7050

Bishop's House - Diocese of Mangaluru
Kodialbail, MLR - 575 003
Opened in the year 1886
+91 824 244 0524
+91 824 244 0525
St. Lawrence Church
Airport Road, Pachanady
MLR - 575 008
Opened in the year 1922
+91 94821 12974
Immaculate Conception Church Urwa
MLR - 575 006
+91 824 245 7682
St. Joseph Vaz Shrine
Mudipu, Bantwal Taluk, Kurnad P.O.
.MLR - 574 153
+91 87625 35603

FAQs: 1. Which are the best churches to visit in Managluru?
St. Aloysius ChapelMilagres ChurchRosario Church are the best Churches to visit in Mangalore city.

Milagres Church with architectural beauty is located in the centre of the city and within 200 metres from the Central Railway Station. Infant Jesus shrine at Bikarnakatte near Nanthoor, is visited by devotees irrespective of their caste and creed.  The Church has a beautiful architecture and built over a hill. Visitors are attracted to the Church from far and as they get closer they will be pleased with the calm, peaceful atmosphere.

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