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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

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Bransberia, Bandel, West Bengal 712104 , India
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
visit duration
Around 2 to 3 Hours

about bandel basilica church

When the Portuguese arrived in India in the 16th century and began using the church as as a port, they also established a town in Hooghly. The handful of Portuguese priests, began converting the local population to Christianity, till by the end of the century, the number of Catholics numbered to 5000. As the Portuguese expanded their settlement, their influences also increased, the services of the Augustinian Friars were enlisted, who happened to be the largest catholic religious body in Goa. The Bandel church was built soon after.
The original church was burnt down during the invasion of the Moors- a medieval Muslim community from Morrocco, but was reconstructed again over the ruins in the mid 17th century. Even today the keystone of the old church can be seen at the eastern gate of the Basilica. One can also see a ship's mast in front of the church, which was a present to the captain of a vessel after his ship survived a storm. Inside, the church has three alters, a shrine of Mary, and a huge organ.

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1 Bandel Basilica Church review
Arnab Sarkar
Arnab Sarkar
Most Beautyful place at City of Chinsurah
Jun 29 2014
One of the most valuable historical place in India...good place for outing ..once you visit you will find many more historical place through out the city...Bandel is oldest portion of Chinsurah beside of Bhagirathi river... you can feel history in ev ...... read more