[WATCH NOW] The Mother of Churches

Established by the Portuguese in 1677, the Rani Jopmala church, also known as the Mother of Churches is the oldest intact church in Dhaka.

Located in the capital’s Tejgaon, this illustrious church bears witness to many historical events. The grand cemetery, built during that time, still harbours as a resting place for the deceased. This monument of history and religion also received an honourable mention in French traveller Jean-Baptist Tavernier's famous book Travels in India. This old remnant of the past has newly been renovated, and can now house 1500 devotees at a mass. Standing at fifty-four feet high, the 338-year-old church is going to celebrate the diversity of our culture this Christmas.