St Andrew’s Church, Mumbai

Published date: 22/03/2024
  • Location: Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Another among the 16th century churches in Mumbai, this one was built by the Portuguese. Walking down a chequered courtyard, you find yourself in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary. Just beyond it is a building which looks rather simple, with plaster almost coming off the walls. But, don’t walk away from its unadorned exterior; rather, walk inside. Among the biggest churches in Mumbai, it is rather grand on the inside with golden and red being the major colours used in the altar, which sits under a high round-arched porch. Our Lady, Sacred Heart and St Andrew are enshrined in the altar niches along with Bom Jesus, St John the Baptist and St Sabastian. While here, remember to see the wood hangings depicting the Assumption of Mary and Resurrection of Christ along with quirky quotes put up by the church.

Location: Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai

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