About St. Mary's Basilica
It is the oldest church in Bangalore that holds a strong significance among the devotees. It can be recognized by a large statue of Mother Mary in the center with ornate glass windows and the towering frontage. T
he exterior is built in the shape of a cross arranged in gothic style architecture by a French artist. Apart from the magnificent appearance of the church, it is also famous for the ‘St. Mary's feast’ which is celebrated in the month of September every year for almost 10 days.
The 10th day which 8th of September is celebrated as the birthday of Mother Mary where the entire church brims with colors and joys followed by conducting social services that include feeding the needy and underprivileged.
The church is 160 feet tall housing a 6 feet tall statue of Mother Mary holding child Jesus Christ.
Location: Msgr. F. Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051
Best Time to Visit: September, during the St. Mary's feast.
Price: No entry fee.
Timings: 6 am to 8 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: One hour
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5.5 km