St. Marys Basilica


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St. Marys Basilica Overview

Ranked 32 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore

St. Mary’s Basilica is a gothic Church engineered by French architect in the form of a Cross. A 172 ft tall and 50 ft wide structure forms façade of the Church. Besides, the church boasts vaulted towers and arches decorated in Gothic style.
Within the premises, there is a beautiful statue of Mother Mary, holding Child Jesus in her arms. Moreover, an attractive shrine is affixed outside the church. The 6 ft tall shrine is an object of veneration and source of inspiration for the people.

The formation of the city is also interlinked with the history of the church. As per historians, Christians migrated from Ginjee (Tamil Nadu) on discovering soil fertility and suitability for rice cultivation.

Oldest church of the city, St. Mary's Basilica of Bangalore became the sixth Basilica in the year 1973. Every year, 8th September is celebrated in style as the day of nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary.


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St. Marys Basilica

Abhishek Paserkar
16th Jan 18

This Basilica Is A Roman Catholic Church And Having The Status Of Minor Basilica

This Basilica Is A Roman Catholic Church And Having The Status Of Minor Basilica  Video Review

St. Marys Basilica

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Jun 16

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Athulya Nair

Athulya Nair2.9/5

4 reviews

St. Mary's Basilica, Shivaji Nagar

St. Mary's Church in Shivaji Nagar is one of the most famous Churches of Bangalore. There are direct buses from Kempegowda Bus Station. The best time to visit the church is during the 8 days Mother Mary's Feast. Mother Mary is adorned in the traditional Indian Saree.This Saree is an offering. This church has a beautiful infrastructure. Cameras and Videos are not allowed in the premises.

Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph4.3/5

201 reviews

An ancient church of architectural beauty

The Basilica has been built in the Gothic style with arches, ornamental motifs and stained glass windows, multiple columns and the tall spires of the basilica can be seen from quite a distance. It is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. St. Mary's Feast which celebrates the birth of Mother Mary is the most important festival celebrated in the month of September and is attended by lakhs of people.

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Allen Sebastian

Allen Sebastian5.0/5

4 reviews

Best place religiously for christiaans

It was a religious place to visit and the best time to go is around 6.30 in the morning or after 6 in the evening as you will have live mass going on and that is very important to be present at.

Vineet tripathi

Vineet tripathi4.3/5

61 reviews

Peaceful place in crowded locality

I visited this place when my wife was pregnant as one of her friends advised her to visit St. Mary's Basilica and Infant Jesus Church to seek blessings. We were rightly advised not to take risk of driving up to this place. Nearby surrounding is very dirty and crowded with no designated place for parking. But once you enter inside you will feel the peace you are looking for. Building is small but impressive with great architecture. Overall maintenance is decent; however, not much greenery around the area as seen in other prominent churches in Bangalore.

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Sanjay .

Sanjay .4.6/5

22 reviews

Oldest church in the archdiocese

In the heart of Shivajinagar, its one of the oldest church in the archdiocese it is a devotee place for all religion in the world. In the month of September the church carries out a novena prayer for ten days, for the sick, the blind, people who are suffering from many diseases take part in this programme and fulfil their wishes .



5 reviews

Centre of the city

Thank God, it is in the centre of the city. It is a beautiful church and a wonderful place in Bangalore

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St. Marys Basilica, Bangalore

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St. Marys Basilica, Bangalore

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Shivaji nagar Church in Bengalore - 25.12.2011
St. Marys Basilica, Bangalore

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Thiru Vengadam

Shivaji nagar Church in Bengalore - 25.12.2011
St. Marys Basilica, Bangalore

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Thiru Vengadam

Shivaji nagar Church in Bengalore - 25.12.2011

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