St. Aloysius Chapel


St. Aloysius Chapel is one of the most important places of interest in the city of Mangalore. The chapel is located at the central region of the city on a hill well known in the region as the lighthouse hill. The place is easily communicable, as it is situated at a distance of only 1 km from the bus stand of the Nehru Maidan. The St. Aloysius Chapel of Mangalore is often visited by the tourists who come to visit the city, as it exhibits a great deal of architectural expertise.

The St. Aloysius Chapel at Mangalore was established during the period between 1899 and 1900. One of the main attractions of the place is the number of paintings that adorn the walls of the chapel. These works of art were created by the famous Italian painter Anthony Moscheni. These paintings almost totally cover the interiors of the chapel. The artistic beauty of this chapel is often compared with the likes of the Sistine Chapel of Rome.

The St. Aloysius Chapel in Mangalore was constructed to pay homage to the famous personality of Aloysius Gonzaga. This person is well known for having dedicated his life for some meaningful social work. Some of the most popular paintings that are depicted in the St. Aloysius Chapel are given below.

The paintings that are hung in the middle row on the ceiling depict different situations related to the life of Gonzag. Some other important paintings are associated with the Apostles, the Church saints, Jesuit saints and Jesus' life. There is a painting in the St. Aloysius Chapel that depicts Jesus befriending the children. It is one of the most renowned paintings by Moscheni.



Last Updated on 21 September 2011