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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  • August 13, 2017
    The St. Mary's Basilica is located in the crowded locality of Shivajinagar in Bangalore and the inside of the church too tends to be packed with devotees at all times. However, the church gives out po...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Used uber to go there as auto charge very high. Only go if its not too hot. Good place to offer prayer.  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    It's not very easy to get to see history of cities on say a quick business trip but this attraction for even a quick short look will do you good for its history, its brilliant old European architectur...  more »
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  • May 14, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    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
  • July 7, 2017
    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
  • June 15, 2017
    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.

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